Professional tennis returns to Atlantic Station July 20 for the fifth BB&T Atlanta Open, starting with the qualifying tournament Saturday and culminating with the singles and doubles finals on July 28.
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Tips for attending the BB&T Atlanta Open
- Dress in light colors and wear a hat or visor. Bring sunglasses and use sun screen. It’s Atlanta and it’s July.
- Be on time. Matches start exactly at times listed on the order of play.
- The stadium can get hot. Get out of the sun for a few minutes and cool off by standing on the shaded second level of the Atlantic Station parking deck, where you can get a bird’s eye view of the practice courts.
- Look for misting stations throughout the grounds. Drink plenty of water!
If you want to see how the players hone their craft, come early to the practice courts on 17th Street.
Autograph and photo seekers should hang out there also. The players will usually sign after they practice.
Parking and FAQs
Find complete information at http://www.bbtatlantaopen.com/
Atlantic Station is located at 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta, and is served by the 17th/14th/10th streets exits off I-75/85.
Buy parking passes for Atlantic Station’s parking deck in advance for $10 to $20 at Lanier Parking Solutions. But them online at http://events.lanierparking.com/ListProduct.aspx?Topic=10030 or call (404) 249-9138 for Chris Goodson. Email to email@example.com.
Or drive into the Atlantic Station deck and park. The first two hours are free, then the charge is $4 for the third hour, with the hourly rate increasing. Recommended parking entrance to take 17th Street north on to State Street.
Atlantic Station provides regular shuttles to and from the Arts Center MARTA Station.
No food (except for medical dietary or infant purposes) or beverages allowed except one clear plastic water bottle, 20 ounces or less, per person. No glass or cans.
Concessions are available for food, drinks and alcoholic beverages.
No backpacks, sealed packages, briefcases, aerosol cans or noise-making devices, umbrellas, commercial photographic or video cameras, laptop computers. No weapons (regardless of permit) or pets.
No flags, banners or signs, laser pointing devices or any other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the management of the BB&T Atlanta Open, in its sole discretion.