Busy Weekend Downtown: CHEERSPORT

ATLANTA – (February 7, 2014) Several large events are taking place downtown the weekend of February 15-16, including CHEERSPORT and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. With the increased number of downtown visitors, attendees are encouraged to: take MARTA or if driving, purchase parking passes online, take the alternate route listed below and leave home earlier than normal.

CHEERSPORT Nationals will take place February 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Buildings B and C. For more information, visit http://www.cheersport.net

Across the street at Philips Arena, there will be several circus performances from February 12-17 with Saturday and Sunday performances at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.philipsarena.com

 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 GWCC campus, and fare is $2.50 each way. For more information, visit www.itsmarta.com

Buy Parking Passes Online
 Attendees are encouraged to buy passes online as soon as possible. To purchase parking passes, click on the “Online Parking Permits” icon here www.gwcc.com/directions/parking/Default.aspx

Alternate Routes
 If you are using GPS to find a route to the Georgia World Congress Center Campus, please use: 235 Northside Dr. Atlanta, GA 30313. Attendees traveling from the North are encouraged to take the following alternate inbound route:

Traveling from the North – I-75/85 Southbound Connector– Vehicles traveling Southbound on the I-75/85 connector will be directed via Variable Message Board to exit at North Ave. (Exit 249D). Turn right onto North Ave. Travel North Ave. to Northside Dr. A Variable Message Board will be positioned at that intersection directing vehicles to make a left turn onto Northside Dr. Yellow and Blue Lot parking will be on the right and left on Northside Dr. For Red Deck Parking continue straight and turn left on Georgia Dome Dr. Turn left on to Magnum St. and turn right into the Red Parking Deck.

Attendees traveling from the East and West are encouraged to take the following alternate inbound route:

Traveling from the East and West – I-20 – From I-20 exit on to the Windsor Street/Spring Street exit (Exit 56B). Take Spring Street and turn Left on Mitchell Street. Take Mitchell Street to Mangum Street and turn right on Mangum Street. Continue straight to the Red Deck. The entrance will be on the right.