Busy Weekend Downtown: CHEERSPORT, Bronner Bros., Abilities Expo and Professional Bull Riders

Feb. 15, 2012

ATLANTA -(February 15, 2012) Several large events are taking place on the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) campus and at nearby venues this weekend, February 18-19, with the largest attendance numbers expected to exceed 100,000 on Saturday. CHEERSPORT, Bronner Bros., Abilities Expo, Professional Bull Riders and a circus event at Philips Arena will all take place downtown this weekend.

With the increased number of downtown visitors, attendees are encouraged to: take alternate routes mentioned below, purchase parking passes online, take MARTA and leave home earlier than normal.

Bronner Bros. International Hair Show will take place February 18-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Building A. For more information, visit http://www.bronnerbros.com/shows/show201202

CHEERSPORT National Championships will take place February 17-19 at the GWCC in Buildings B and C. For more information, visit http://www.cheersport.net

Abilities Expo, a free event, will take place February 17-19 at the GWCC in Building C. For more information, visit http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/atlanta

Next door at the Georgia Dome, Professional Bull Riders will take place on Saturday, February 19th. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.gadome.com

Across the street at Philips Arena, there will be several circus performances over the weekend. For more information, visit www.philipsarena.com

Alternate Routes
If using a GPS to find a route to the Georgia World Congress Center Campus, please use: 235 Northside Dr. Atlanta, GA 30313.

Attendees are encouraged to take the following alternate inbound routes:

  • Traveling from the South – 1-75/85 Northbound – Vehicles traveling Northbound on I-75/85 will use the Central Ave/Downtown/Georgia Dome exit (Exit 246). Continue onto Central Ave. Turn left onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Turn right onto Northside Dr. to access Yellow and Blue Lot parking.
  • Traveling from the North – I-85 Southbound – Vehicles traveling Southbound on I-85 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. to access Yellow and Blue Lot parking.
  • Traveling from the North – I-75 Southbound – Vehicles traveling Southbound on I-75 will be directed via Variable Message Board to exit at Northside Dr.(Exit 252). Turn right onto Northside Dr. Travel Southbound on Northside Dr. to Yellow and Blue lot parking.
  • Traveling from the West – 1-20 Eastbound – Vehicles traveling Eastbound will use the McDaniel St. exit (Exit 56A). Turn left on McDaniel St. Make a right turn on Northside Dr. and travel straight to the Yellow and Blue parking.
  • Traveling from the East – I-20 Westbound – Vehicles traveling Westbound will use the Spring St. exit (Exit 56B). Turn right onto Spring St. Continue several blocks and left on to Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Turn right on Northside Dr. and travel straight to the Yellow and Blue parking.

Buy Parking Passes Online
Attendees are encouraged to buy passes online as soon as possible for the GWCC Yellow Parking Lot. The GWCC’s courtesy campus shuttle will take attendees to the building entrance closest to the event they are attending. To purchase parking passes, 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 GWCC campus, and fare is $2.50 each way. The Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station will be undergoing scheduled modifications to the ADA Accessibility Gate this weekend. Additional MARTA staff will be on hand to direct ADA Access Customers to exit through the wide fare gate located on the Philips Arena side of the station. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information about riding MARTA go to: www.itsmarta.com

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