More than 90,000 Attendees and Fans on GWCCA Campus Highlight a Busy Weekend Downtown

ATLANTA – (January 10, 2017) Multiple events are taking place on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority(GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus and at nearby venues this weekend, January 13-15, with the largest attendance numbers expected to exceed 90,000 on Saturday. With the increased number of downtown visitors, attendees are encouraged to take MARTA, or if driving, pre-purchase parking passes online and allow extra travel time to the GWCCA campus.

The Atlanta Falcons take on the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, January 14th at 4:25 p.m. in a NFC semi-final game at the Georgia Dome. For more information visit:

The Progressive Atlanta Boat Show will take place January 12th-15th at the GWCC in Building C. For more information visit:

Lil Big South will take place January 14th-16th at the GWCC in Building B. For more information visit:

The Chinese Lantern Festival will host its final weekend at Centennial Olympic Park. The last day of the festival is Sunday, January 15th. For more information visit:

Across the street at Philips Arena, the Atlanta Hawks take on the Boston Celtics on Friday, January 13th and the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, January 15th. For more information, visit

Take MARTA With parking at a premium on Saturday, patrons are encouraged to take MARTA. 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:

Buy Parking Passes Online Attendees are encouraged to buy passes online while supplies last. Purchasing parking in advance will guarantee a spot in one of our official GWCCA parking lots. To purchase parking passes, click on the “Purchase Parking Permits Online” icon here: *Parking for Saturday, January 14th, is sold out at all official GWCCA lots*

Media Contact
Alicia McNease, [email protected], 404-223-4051

About the Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) now includes MercedesBenz 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.