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2012 NCAA South Regional


The Road to the Final Four ®
March 23 and 25, 2012

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Schedule of Events

Thursday Open Practice Schedule:
Gates open at 11:00 a.m.
Xavier Practice: Noon- 1:00 p.m.
Indiana Practice: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Baylor Practice: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kentucky Practice 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Georgia Dome Parking Lots (Orange lot, blue lot and purple lot for General Public and Silver Lot of Disabled Parking) will open at 10:00 a.m. and parking is complementary (Thursday only). All Fans should enter through Gate D

Friday- Regional Semifinals (Sweet Sixteen):
Game One: Xavier vs. Baylor at 7:15 p.m.
Game Two: Indiana vs. Kentucky at approximately 9:45 p.m.

All fans should enter through Gates C or D. Georgia Dome Executive Members may enter through Gate F

Sunday- Regional Final (Elite Eight)
Winner of Game One vs. Winner of Game Two (Game time is TBD)

All fans should enter through Gates C or D. Georgia Dome Executive Members may enter through Gate F

General Information

The Road to the Final Four® travels through Atlanta once again with the NCAA "Sweet 16®" and "Elite Eight®" Rounds of the NCAA Tournament will be held at the Georgia Dome. The winner of the two-day event captures a spot in the NCAA Final Four that will be held in New Orleans for 2012.

For ticket information please visit Due to the tournament format the participating teams will not be known until a few days before the 2012 NCAA South Regional.

Suite Information


The NCAA South Regional Tournament promises to be an event you won’t want to miss! Witness the fast paced, high-flyin’, slam dunkin’ action college basketball is known for in the comforts of a Georgia Dome party suite. A party suite is the best seat to capture all the court action from any angle. Reserve your party suite today and make this experience count for business and pleasure. Contact 404.223.8200 or email for pricing and availability.

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Fan Services

Need help finding your seat, a water fountain, a kosher dog or the pretzel stand? Stop by one of the eight Dome Service Centers (DSCs) located throughout the Georgia Dome. The Guest Service Specialists are there to help, and they want to make sure you have a great time! They also have information on:

Designated Driver Program
Guests who choose not to drink can serve as their party’s designated drivers and win prizes and tickets to Dome events. Register as a designated driver at a DSC to be eligible.

Tag-A-Kid Program
Provides children a bracelet displaying their name, parent’s names, phone number and seat location to aid in their safe return if they should become separated from their party.

Lost and Found Items
may be turned in or retrieved at all Dome Service Centers.

Wheelchairs and Assisted-Listening Devices
There is no charge for these items. A signed credit card form serves as a deposit, which is refunded when the item is returned. Individuals needing wheelchair assistance to their seats will find Guest Service Specialists located at each of the eight gates at the Georgia Dome.

Smoking Wristbands
For the comfort and health of all fans, the Georgia Dome is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is permitted outside of all entry gates. If you wish to smoke, pick up a wristband at a Dome Service Center and proceed to the designated smoking areas outside the facility. You must present your wristband and your ticket to re-enter the Georgia Dome.

Complete Fan Service Information

Getting to the Game:

The Georgia Dome is located to the immediate west of the downtown Atlanta area on the corner of Northside Drive and Georgia Dome Drive. The Dome is also accessible by the MARTA rail system via Vine City and Georgia Dome stations. Parking is at a premium on event days, so taking MARTA is highly recommended. For complete information on MARTA visit Many MARTA stations offer free parking lots.

While traveling to and from the Falcons games, all drivers are encouraged to follow the directions of traffic police.

For Complete Traffic and Parking Information please click here.

Interactive parking & traffic map:

Tailgating Guidelines

Tailgating is allowed in all stadium surface lots. The Georgia Dome values your excitement and commitment and the following policies are established to ensure tailgating is fun and safe for everyone. All guests wishing to tailgate must observe the following guidelines.

  • Tailgating is not permitted in the Red Deck and Gold Deck.
  • Marked parking spaces are for vehicles only. Parking spaces may not be used for tents, grills, chairs or other items. Each vehicle must have a valid parking permit.
  • Amplified sound which disrupts or conflicts with the functioning or operation of any area of the Georgia Dome or public safety, as determined by Georgia Dome management, is prohibited in any parking lot.
  • Tents cannot exceed 8’ x 10’
  • Tailgating is defined as the placement of any item on the ground (chairs, coolers, grills, games, etc.).
  • Tailgating must be confined to the area directly behind the vehicle or in adjacent landscape areas.
  • Maintain a 14’ drive aisle between rows of vehicles at all times.
  • Any grass areas beyond the designated tailgating spaces are considered common ground.
  • Tailgating is permitted from the time that lots open and until two (2) hours following the conclusion of the game.
  • All guests must follow the directions and instructions provided by stadium personnel (parking staff, security, police, etc.). Failure to do so may result in ejection from the parking lot.
  • Please dispose of trash in the appropriate receptacles.
  • Please dispose of coals in the designated coal containers located throughout the lots. Please do not dump coals or store stoves on the grass, parking areas, under or around vehicles.
  • Propane tanks cannot exceed a cylinder size of 20 pounds.
  • The following items/activities are prohibited:
    • Deep fryers or any oil-based cooking or frying
    • Open flame fires of any kind. Charcoal or gas cooking is permitted.
    • Disorderly conduct
    • Picketing, political campaigning or soliciting/distribution of any kind
    • Saving parking or tailgating spaces
    • Weapons and fireworks
    • Sale of food, beverage, merchandise, etc.
    • Amplified sound systems or the use of radios/audio devices at loud levels is at the discretion of Stadium Personnel.
    • Inappropriate or vulgar music and language.

Tailgating parties that do not follow these rules/regulations may result in termination of parking privileges for the current game and the remainder of the season and possible revocation of season tickets (see code of conduct).

To report problems, please call Georgia Dome Public Safety at 404-223-4911 or Text the word "Dome" to 78247.

Limo Parking

The Limo drop-off area is located on International Blvd in front of Upper Gate D of the Georgia Dome. Limo parking is available in the Marshalling Yard section 4. The fee for Limo parking is $15 per space.

Taxi Stand

Taxi drop-off is located on International Blvd, in front on Upper Gate D of the Georgia Dome.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are available in the Red Deck and Silver Lot on a first-come first-served basis. Disabled parking placards will be checked by parking personnel and/or law enforcement to ensure the person who has been issued the placard by the State is present in the vehicle. Due to the limited number of spaces in the silver lot and red deck the occupants of the vehicle must have valid game day ticket to access the parking lot. It is strongly recommended that you arrive no later than two-hours prior to kickoff.

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