Super Bowl LIII

Patriots Notebook: Friends and family join team for fun session at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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ATLANTA — For the Patriots, the final day before the Super Bowl was about enjoying the moment with family and friends in anticipation of Sunday’s big game.

Per pool reporter Jenny Vrentas, the team had more than 800 friends and family with them at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday morning, as Bill Belichick decided to eschew any sort of final walkthrough. Instead, the group came together for team photos and a gathering with their guests.

This is the same routine they have followed in previous Super Bowls.