Mayor Reed holds Atlanta Falcons pep rally

One week before the Atlanta Falcons play in Super Bowl LI, Mayor Kasim Reed hosted a pep rally to celebrate the team’s big game.

“I’m so proud of our Atlanta Falcons,” Mayor Reed as the event began at Atlanta City Hall Friday around 11:30 a.m.

#Happening Now. City Hall is invaded by Falcons Fans. #fox5atl pic.twitter.com/nZZi4WaayR

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“Atlanta is a great place to live, but it’s an even better place for a professional sports team because of the fans we have,” Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay said after Mayor Reed’s introduction.

Happening Now. Singer Usher tells the crowd we are getting it done this time! #RiseUp #fox5atl pic.twitter.com/dz22ZSTjgp

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Atlanta native Usher then took the stage, telling fans to “rise up.” The singer said when he was just 5-years-old he asked Santa Claus for the Falcons to go to the Super Bowl.

“This is our second time,” Usher said. “This time we’re getting that W.”

#RISEUP Confetti falls from the Atrium ceiling at City’s pep rally. #fox5atl pic.twitter.com/tIqiqL6Hea

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Super Bowl LI will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Full coverage can be found on FOX 5 Atlanta.

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