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A Guide To The Georgia Dome

January 11, 2011 2:18 PM

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(credit: gadome.com)

(credit: gadome.com)

One of the largest domed stadiums in the world, the Georgia Dome has been the scene of many high-profile events since it opened its doors in 1992. In addition to being home to the Atlanta Falcons, the Dome has also hosted two Super Bowls, the NCAA Final Four, the SEC Football Championship and several events from the 1996 Olympic games. Its size and seating capacity also make the Dome a perfect venue for rock bands like U2 and The Rolling Stones. Whether you come for sports or music, it’s easy to see why the Georgia Dome is one of the south’s premier entertainment complexes.

Getting There

One Georgia Dome Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 223-INFO
www.gadome.com

By Car:
Because the Dome is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, near many of the city’s other main attractions, traffic in the area can be heavy at game time. If you do choose to take your own car, a detailed list of directions is available.

Parking:
There are plenty of parking lots at or near the Dome. Expect high prices at the Dome itself, but cheaper parking is available if you’re willing to walk a few blocks.

By Train:
Take the MARTA exit W1 and follow the signs up the walkway to the Dome. If you’re coming from the north or south, be sure to switch to the westbound line once you reach the Five Points station. MARTA’s online rail schedule can help you plan your route in advance.

By Bus:
Numerous bus lines run to the Dome.

Tickets

Because of the Dome’s huge capacity – over 71,000 seats – you’ll rarely have a hard time finding tickets. For most events, children less than 33 inches tall can enter for free as long as they sit in a parent’s lap. The Dome’s website provides a full list of prices and purchase information.

Seating

Preview the view from your seat using the Dome’s interactive seating chart.

Food and Drink

With so many food choices available, Falcons fans never have to worry about going hungry. The various stands and kiosks serve up everything from traditional hot dogs, burgers, and nachos, to the gourmet offerings at the plush In-Zone restaurant.

Hotels

Because of its central location, the Dome is surrounded by dozens of hotels. The Omni Hotel is right next door, and branches of popular chains such as Marriott, Super 8, and Embassy Suites are within easy walking distance.

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