Spinning our Wheels

Spinning our Wheels is a commuting blog about the challenges of getting around Atlanta by car, bus, MARTA, bicycles and on foot written by transportation reporter David Wickert

How to get to Sunday's Falcons game

So you scored tickets to Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers? Congratulations! Now you've got to get there.

You can jockey for parking spaces with tens of thousands of others. But you have other options:


If you drive, he Georgia Dome has plenty of parking. Lots open at 10:05 a.m. Gates open at 1:05 p.m. for the 3:05 p.m. game. For detailed directions to parking lots, and to purchase individual game-day parking in advance, visit tickets.atlantafalcons.com/gameday/getting-there/.

Taking MARTA

If you want to avoid driving, mass transit may be the way to go. There are two MARTA stations adjacent to the Georgia Dome.

If you're coming from the north or south, take the red or gold line to Five Points Station. From Five Points, take any westbound (blue line) train to the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/ CNN Center Station.

From the east, take the blue line to the Dome/ GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station. From the west, take the blue or green lines to the Vine City Station.

A single one-way fare is $2.50, and round-trip fares are $5. Up to two children under 46 inches tall can ride free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For more information: Visit www.itsmarta.com or http://tickets.atlantafalcons.com/gameday/getting-there/.

Ride services

Want to let someone else do the driving? A partnership between the Falcons and Uber might help. New riders get $20 off their first trip with a Falcons promo code.

Uber has two pickup and drop-off locations near the Dome. For fans exiting through the Georgia Dome's A and B gates, the location adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center on Northside Drive is best. Fans leaving through the C or D gates should use the location on Centennial Olympic Park Drive adjacent to Falcons Landing.

You can also take Lyft or other ride-hailing services (you'll need to download their apps). Because of heavy traffic in the area, you may want to hail your ride home a few blocks from the Dome. And keep in mind that prices for ride-hailing services may surge during high-demand times (like an NFL playoff game).

For more information on taking an Uber to the game, visit http://tickets.atlantafalcons.com/gameday/getting-there/

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