Advisory: Busy Weekend Downtown around the GWCCA Campus

Sep. 23, 2014

ATLANTA – (September 23, 2014) Several large events are taking place downtown the weekend of September 26-28, including the Outkast #ATLast concerts in Centennial Olympic Park, the ASIS opening reception in the Georgia World Congress Center, and the Garth Brooks concerts in Philips Arena. With the increased number of downtown visitors, attendees are encouraged to take MARTA, or if driving, purchase parking passes online in advance.
Outkast ATLast will take place September 26-28 at Centennial Olympic Park (COP). For more information, visit
http://www.outkastatlast.com.


The 60th Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits is from September 27-October 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Buildings A, B, and C. For more information, visit https://www.asisonline.org/Pages/default.aspx. Across the street at Philips Arena, there will be two Garth Brooks shows from September 26-27 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.philipsarena.com. Buy Parking Passes Online Attendees are encouraged to buy passes online for both Outkast and for Garth Brooks as soon as possible. To purchase parking passes for the Red Deck which is conveniently central to both venues, click on the “Online Parking Permits” icon here

www.gwcc.com/directions/parking/Default.aspx

Take MARTA
Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA to minimize traffic. MARTA offers free daily parking at 23 of its stations. The Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station is located on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus, and fare is $2.50 each way. Centennial Olympic Park is also accessible via the Peachtree Center Station. For more information, visit www.itsmarta.com.

Road closures around the Park are as follows: Date Road Type of Closure
September 21st-25th Park Avenue West between Marietta and Baker Street Lane closure closest to Centennial Olympic Park
September 26th-28th Park Avenue West between Marietta and Baker Street Full road closure
September 29th-30th Park Avenue West between Marietta and Baker Street Lane closure closest to Centennial Olympic Park
September 23rd -25th Baker Street from Park Avenue West to Centennial Olympic Park Drive Lane closure closest to Centennial Olympic Park
September 26th -28th Baker Street from Park Avenue West to Centennial Olympic Park Drive Full road closure from 12pm-12am each day

There will also be public access closures inside Centennial Olympic Park:
Playgrounds: Closed September 21th – September 30th
North Park- Closed September 23th -September 30th
Entire Park closed to public: September 25th- September 28th
Visitor Center and Googie Burger- Closed September 25th-September 29th
Fountain of Rings: Closed September 25th- September 29th

Media Contact:
Morgan Smith-Williams
Public Relations Specialist
404.223.4000 (phone) / 404.223.4211 (fax)
[email protected]

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on Sep. 23, 2014

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