High Impact Weekend: Downtown Atlanta to host more than 100,000 guests

Jul. 13, 2016

ATLANTA – (July 13, 2016) Downtown Atlanta will again be abuzz with activity and more than 100,000 guests this weekend – including major events at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus – therefore visitors to the complex should plan accordingly and allow for extra time to travel to and from the area.

Events taking place on the GWCCA campus include:

  • Saturday, July 16, Relive the Dream: 20th Anniversary of the Centennial Olympic Games
    • Centennial Olympic Park
    • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 16, V103 Car and Bike Show
    • Georgia World Congress Center- Building C
    • 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 16, Football Blues Tailgate
    • College Football Hall of Fame
    • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, Miss Teen Dream USA National Pageant 2016
    • Georgia World Congress Center – Building A

Events taking place around downtown:

  • Atlanta Braves take on the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Turner Field.
  • The Atlanta International Gift & Furnishings Market continues through the weekend at AmericasMart-Atlanta.
  • The Atlanta Dream hosts the L.A. Sparks in WNBA action on Sunday at Philips Arena.

Attendees of these events are encouraged to take MARTA, or if driving, purchase parking passes online in advance.

Buy Parking Passes in Advance
To purchase advance parking passes, click here.

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.

Media Contact:
Alicia McNease/ Sr. Public Relations Specialist 404.223.4051
[email protected]

About the Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) now
includes Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 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 destination in the world. This past year, the GWCCA
hosted 555 events and welcomed more than 2.4 million
visitors who generated $1.33 billion in economic impact to the State of Georgia.


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