The Cobb government is looking to keep the Super Bowl Sunday party going late.
To accommodate revelers, the county is considering allowing alcohol to be served and sold two hours later than normal when Atlanta hosts the big game in February.
The county commission is slated to vote in January to extend the alcohol sales cutoff from midnight, which is what county code currently specifies for Sundays, to 2 a.m.
The extension would only apply on Sunday, Feb. 3 into Monday, Feb. 4.
The county is scheduled to have public meetings on the issue at 9 a.m. on Jan. 8 and 7 p.m. on Jan. 22.
Cobb Chairman Mike Boyce said he supports the measure and that if the Board of Commissioners approves, it should be in place in time for Super Bowl Sunday.
“People, when they come up here to go to (Super Bowl) events, they don’t go home at midnight,” Boyce said. “They stay long after midnight, so we want to make sure that we accommodate them and show them the best experience.”
Boyce added that, as an added benefit, the extension will allow the county to collect extra alcohol and 1-percent sales taxes.
According to the proposed code amendment, the extension would only become effective if the Georgia Legislature approves a bill authorizing the change during the 2019 session.