America loves its sports. On any given visit to mid-size and large cities alike, travelers are bound to see monuments to athletes, sports museums, and the jersey-wearing masses. Certain cities have built an entire outsized reputation on this dedication to sport: Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, to name a few.
And then there’s Atlanta.
Atlanta is one of just 14 cities in the US with four or more major sports teams: the Falcons (NFL), the Hawks (NBA), the Braves (MLB), and Atlanta United (MLS). The city has hosted the Olympics as well as multiple Super Bowls and college football championship games. This year, from April 4 to 6, the city is hosting the Final Four of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in the Mercedes Benz Stadium. It will be the fifth time the city welcomes thousands of college basketball fans for the Final Four.