Jan 29, 2019

Hometown Fans of the Patriots Expected to Edge out L.A. Rams Fanbase in Super Bowl LIII Attendance

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.

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*Methodology:

The data of U.S. travelers’ 2019 Super Bowl travel plans was gathered by analyzing the number of travelers that went through the online booking process of airfare paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance to generate itineraries for roundtrip flights landing in Atlanta 1/31 - 2/2/2019 and departing 2/4 - 2/5/2019.

 

Rank

Origin City (airports within 60 miles)

Percent of Travelers

1

New York (LGA, JFK, EWR)

14.3 percent

2

Boston (BOS, PVD)

9.3 percent

3

Los Angeles (LAX, SNA, ONT, BUR)

8 percent

4

Washington, DC Area (DCA, IAD, BWI)

4.3 percent

5

Chicago

3.5 percent

 

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.

To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

 

**Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A‐" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101‐C series or 101‐P series, each rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., depending on state of residence. Allianz Travel Insurance products are distributed by Allianz Global Assistance, a brand of AGA Service Company or its affiliates.  AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company.