For more than 20 years the National Football League (NFL) has worked in each Super Bowl host community with local partners to develop and implement a wide array of sustainability projects. These environmental projects are part of the NFL’s broader community impact efforts aimed to leave a positive legacy in each Super Bowl host community.
Having two LEED-certified venues within the footprint of Super Bowl LIII underscores Atlanta’s commitment to being a resilient and sustainable city. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first sports stadium in the world to achieve a LEED Platinum designation and the Georgia World Congress Center is the largest convention center in the world to achieve LEED Gold certification.
The Super Bowl Environmental Program is part of the NFL’s sustainability platform. Carried out in partnership with the local Super Bowl Host Committee, the program aims to reduce the environmental impact of Super Bowl events and leave a positive, “green” legacy in host communities. These efforts include food recovery and distribution, recycling and solid waste management, urban forestry projects and the use of “green energy” to power events.