The Atlanta Falcons return to the Georgia Dome on Sunday to host the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. All fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early to avoid potential crowding at the entry gates.
As a result of the NFL's additional safety measures at the entry to the facility, the Georgia Dome has increased staff at to help facilitate getting fans into the Dome in a safe and orderly manner.
At the last home game, more than 75 percent of the sellout crowd chose to enter the building in final hour prior to and after kickoff. To avoid large crowds entering the Dome, it is strongly recommended that fans arrive at the gates between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to ensure they are in their seats before kickoff.
The Georgia Dome doors for Sunday night's game against Green Bay Packers will open at 6 p.m. to the general public and all parking lots will open at 3 p.m. Fans without pre-paid parking passes are strongly encouraged to use MARTA (mass transit, www.itsmarta.com.)
The popular pregame festival State Farm Falcons Landing will also take place prior to Sunday's game on International Plaza. Falcons Landing is a free NFL adventure, with interactive games, Falcons cheerleader autograph sessions, live music, food and drink and much more. Activities will begin at 5 p.m.
The Georgia Dome and Atlanta Falcons would also like to remind fans there is a potential danger of being sold counterfeit tickets via the secondary market. The only authorized outlets for Atlanta Falcons tickets are Ticketmaster, the Georgia Dome ticket office, Atlanta Falcons ticket office and Ticketmaster's NFL Ticket Exchange program. Buyers who purchase tickets from any other source do so at their own risk.
Any person who purchases a stolen or counterfeit ticket, knowing or unknowing, will be denied admission at the gates and any individual trying to gain entry with a ticket found to be counterfeit could be subject to investigation.