New York Metro Residents to Top the Crowds of Travelers Going to the Super Bowl, Allianz Survey Shows
Richmond, VA, January 29, 2019 — While the New England Patriots already have ten Super Bowl appearances behind them, its fans will be showing up in droves to this year’s game, which pits them against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, February 3 in Atlanta. Nine percent of travelers heading to Atlanta over the weekend are coming from the Boston metro area, compared to eight percent from greater Los Angeles, according to a survey by Allianz Global Assistance.
More hometown fans could help the Pats secure their sixth Super Bowl win, as the team is currently favored to win by CBS Sports.
In addition to those traveling from Boston and Los Angeles, an impressive percentage are coming from the New York area (14.3 percent), perhaps due to the high population density and significant concentration of both West Coast and New England transplants in the Tri-state area. Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance and assistance company, reviewed Americans’ travel plans* for roundtrip flights landing in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport between January 31 – February 2, 2019, and returning February 4 – 5, 2019.
Despite the colder climes of last year’s game in Minneapolis, Super Bowl LII drew a higher percentage of fans from the competing teams than this year. In 2018, 15 percent of attendees traveled from Philadelphia, and 10 percent from Boston in the Eagles versus Patriots game, amounting to a full 25 percent of fans, compared to this year’s 17 percent.
“Football fans will be flocking to Atlanta for the upcoming Super Bowl, with Pats fans expected to just outnumber Rams fans,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications and marketing at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “The right travel policy can safeguard fans’ investments to get to the Big Game, particularly at a time of year when winter weather or other unexpected events can delay or interrupt a trip.”
Allianz Global Assistance offers travel insurance** through most major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies and directly to consumers. For more information on Allianz Global Assistance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit: http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com.
|Origin City (airports within 60 miles)
|Percent of Travelers
|New York (LGA, JFK, EWR)
|Boston (BOS, PVD)
|Los Angeles (LAX, SNA, ONT, BUR)
|Washington, DC Area (DCA, IAD, BWI)
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. In the United States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) serves 40 million customers annually and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.