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Chick-Fil-A Kickoff


Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Kickoff: 7:00PM

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game policy prohibits fans from bringing any handheld signs, flags or banners into the Georgia Dome on game day.

Event Website:

Clemson vs Auburn Seating Chart

Ticket Information
Tickets available on ticketmaster

Purchase RV Parking HERE

Suite Information


It's the kickoff to the college football season and Georgia Dome party suites are the best way to be close to the competition. Reserve your party suite today and join us in all the excitement while entertaining football fanatics in style.

Contact 404.223.8200 or email for pricing and availability.

Summary of Event

The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game was created by the Chick-fil-A Bowl in partnership with ESPN, as a BCS-style game to kick off the season matching two elite football programs on the first Saturday of every season. The games will open the 2012 college football season with the first-ever double hosting of marquee games on back-to-back days in the same venue. In Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game style, both games will include their own tailgate and cook-off events as well as their own FanZone events with the traditional team walks to keep fans entertained over the 48 hours of football frenzy.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game FanZone presented by Coca-Cola Zero

logo Saturday, September 1, 12:30 PM -6 PM
Georgia World Congress Center Building C

Beat the heat, visit the Coca-Cola Zero Fan Combine, get some free swag and a bite to eat, visit AT&T's autograph area, have tons of fun on interactive games and sponsor attractions, and get ready for gameday with the official team walks and pep rallies! $7/day per person online - purchase now or $10/day at the door.

2012 Bud Light Downtown Touchdown Concert presented by Georgia's Own Credit Union, Marine Max and Boston Whaler

concert logo
Concert date/times: Friday August 31st / 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and
Saturday, September 1, 2012/12 noon -6 p.m.
Event locale: Centennial Olympic Park
Event address: 265 Park Ave. West NW 30313
Admission: FREE
Friday Schedule set times
Gates Open 4:30 p.m.
Lonestar 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Phillip Phillips 6:30 – 7:20 p.m.
Paris Luna & Co. 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cody Webb 9:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday Schedule set times
Gates Open 2:00pm
The Lost Trailers 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Heidi Newfield 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Sister Hazel 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Smash Mouth 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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 Georgia Dome, all drivers are encouraged to follow the directions of traffic police.

For Complete Traffic and Parking Information please click here.

Interactive parking & traffic map:

Directions from Auburn:
  • I85 North to I285, Head North on I285
  • Merge Onto I20 East
  • Right on Central Avenue/ Fulton Street Exit (246)
  • Left on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (headed south/ southwest)
  • Left on Centennial Olympic Park Drive (headed west)
Directions from Clemson:
  • I85 South to Williams Street Exit (249D)
  • Right on Ivan Allen Boulevard (heading west)
  • Left on Northside Drive (heading south)

The Chick-Fil-A Bowl and sponsors of the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Games, wants all fans to enjoy the excitement and enthusiasm of game days at the Georgia Dome. Everyone is encouraged to respect the rights of others by displaying proper etiquette.

Coaches and student-athletes of a member institution, as well as individuals employed by or associated with that institution, including alumni, fans, patrons and boosters, shall conduct themselves with honesty and good sportsmanship. Their behavior shall at all times reflect the high standards of honor and dignity that characterize participation in the collegiate setting. For intercollegiate athletics to promote the character development of participants, to enhance the integrity of higher education and to promote civility in society, coaches, student-athletes and all other associated with these athletics programs and events should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. These values should be manifest not only in athletics participation but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting the athletics program.

The NFL "Code of Conduct" applies to all guests attending games in the Georgia Dome. The “Code of Conduct” includes, but is not limited to, abstaining from the following:

  • Foul, obscene or abusive language or actions
  • Fighting
  • Interfering with the progress of the game, going onto the playing field or throwing any object onto the playing field
  • Unruly or careless behavior
  • level of intoxication that creates a disruption to the fans around you
  • Indecent exposure
  • Wearing obscene or indecent clothing
  • Smoking, except in designated areas outside the Georgia Dome
Violators will be removed from the Georgia Dome.

Georgia Dome Policies and Procedures prohibit the following:

  • Backpacks
  • Coolers
  • Large bags
  • Flag poles
  • Video cameras
  • Balloons
  • Laser pointers
  • Weapons
All bags are subject to inspection.

For the safety and enjoyment of all fans attending Georgia Dome events, the Georgia Dome Staff enforces all laws prohibiting consumption of alcohol by minors, possession or use of controlled substances, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

Cans, bottles or food may not be brought into the Dome. Patrons with special dietary requirements may request a waiver and must have advanced written approval from Levy Restaurants (404.223.8500) three days prior to the event.

As the legal drinking age is 21, proper photo identification for proof of age is required at all locations where alcohol is served. Alcoholic beverages may not be taken out of the Georgia Dome.

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.

General Parking Information
  • If you have an advanced parking pass it will be for a designated lot. The parking pass is valid only for the lot designated on the parking pass.
  • When entering the parking lot it is important to follow the directions of the parking staff. A parking pass is valid for one spot and are for vehicles only. Parking spaces cannot be reserved or saved for guests arriving at a later time.
  • There are no in/out privileges. Once your vehicle has entered the lot, the permit will not be accepted again for entrance.
  • Vehicles must be parked in marked spaces or as directed by parking staff.

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.

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.

Vehicle Inspection

All vehicles parking in the Gold Deck and Silver Lot are subject to a security inspection before being allowed to park.

RV Parking Information
  • RV Parking will go on sale to the General Public beginning Monday, June 18, 2012.
  • The Marshalling Yard is open for RV’s from Thursday, August 30th until Sunday, September 2nd
  • RV’s may begin to arrive at 7 a.m. on Thursday. Checkout time is 12 noon on Sunday.
  • Security are provided in the lot 24 hours a day.
  • The cost for RV’s is $100 per night. The price includes space for your RV and tow-vehicle.
  • There are no electrical hook-ups or waste facilities.
  • Please remember that the RV must be present with the passes and there are no blocking or reserving spaces.
  • Upon arrival please present your parking pass to the attendant. You will be issued an RV parking pass and a tow-vehicle pass.
  • The parking attendant will direct you where to park based upon which game you are attending.

Contact information and directions

Parking Office: 404-223-4109
Georgia Dome information: 404-223-4636
GWCC Police Department: 404-223-4911