GWCCA Campus to Host Over 90,000 People on Sunday

Oct. 01, 2015

ATLANTA – (October 01, 2015) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority will host more than 90,000 visitors on campus Sunday, October 4, as the Atlanta Falcons face the Houston Texans in the Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park hosts the Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways World Tour.

The Falcons will kick off at 1 p.m. and the Foo Fighters show is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Attendees to these events are encouraged to take MARTA, or if driving, purchase parking passes online in advance as parking will sell out quickly. With the increased number of campus visitors extra time should be allowed for traveling to and from downtown on Sunday.

Buy Parking Passes in Advance Patrons attending either the Atlanta Falcons game or the Foo Fighters concert are encouraged to buy parking passes online as soon as possible as all parking will sell out. Parking lots for the Atlanta Falcons game open at 8 a.m. Sunday and currently  there are limited spaces available in the marshaling yard, just north of the Dome, for online pre- purchase.

For the Foo Fighters concert, all parking lots will reopen at 5 p.m. Sunday and currently passes are available for the Marietta Deck (adjacent to the College Football Hall of Fame) and the Red Deck.

To purchase advance parking passes, click here.

Take MARTA Fans are strongly encouraged to take MARTA to the GWCCA campus as all parking lots will sell out. MARTA provides many free parking options at stations system-wide. The Georgia Dome has two transit stations within walking distance – the Dome/GWCC/ Philips  Arena/ CNN Center Station and the Vine City Station. Centennial Olympic Park is also accessible via the Dome/GWCC/ Philips Arena/ CNN Center Station, the Peachtree Center Station, and the

Atlanta Streetcar. For complete information on traveling with MARTA, visit itsmarta.com.

TEMPORARY PARK AND ROAD CLOSURES Please be advised that Centennial Olympic Park and select surrounding roadways will temporarily close for the Foo Fighters concert. Here is a list of each closure to anticipate.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jason Kirksey, Senior PR Specialist Georgia Dome | [email protected]
Morgan Smith-Williams, PR Specialist Centennial Olympic Park | [email protected]

 

About the Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus now includes Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the College Football Hall of Fame, the 3.9 million square foot convention center, the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome, and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park. Additionally, GWCCA manages operations of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. These public facilities represent the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment destinations in the world. In fiscal year 2014, the  GWCCA hosted 552 events and welcomed more than 2.3 million visitors who generated $1.4 billion in economic impact and sustained 15,134 jobs in Georgia.

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