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Chick-Fil-A Bowl

Monday, December 31, 2012

Event Website: www.chick-fil-abowl.com


Party Suites

     

It's the ACC vs. SEC "battle for regional bragging rights" and Georgia Dome party suites are the best way to be close to the competition. Reserve your party suite today and make this experience count for business and pleasure. Contact 404.223.8200 or email suites@gadome.com for pricing and availability.

Summary of Event

An incredible New Year’s Eve tradition in Atlanta, the Chick-fil-A Bowl will play its 44th annual rivalry game between the ACC and SEC.

Schedule

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast

DATE: Fri, December 28, 2012
TIME: 7:45am - 9:15am
LOCATION: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atrium Ballroom

 

A long-standing Chick-fil-A Bowl tradition, the FCA Breakfast features professional athletes, coaches and celebrities who exemplify commitment, determination and teamwork. 1993 Heisman Trophy winner and former NBA guard Charlie Ward is this year's featured guest, RV Brown is this year's featured speaker, and TNT's Ernie Johnson, Jr. will emcee.

Call 770-507-1928 to purchase tickets by December 14.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $30/each
TABLE $500/each

Georgia Power Chalk Talk and Football Feud Presented by the AJC



DATE: Saturday, December 29, 2012
TIME: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
LOCATION: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom

 

The Chalk Talk and Football Feud Banquet is a can't-miss event for football enthusiasts. Prior to the showdown on the gridiron, the ACC and SEC rivals will square off at the podium. The Football Feud showcases the Chick-fil-A Bowl players and coaches in a game-show event sure to draw laughs from both the competitors and the audience. Both head coaches will discuss preparations for the Chick-fil-A Bowl while reflecting on the highlights of the 2012 season.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $45/each
TABLE (10) $450

PURCHASE TICKETS (Deadline: December 14)

Chick-fil-A Bowl Night at World of Coca-Cola



DATE: Friday, December 28, 2012
       - Tuesday, January 1, 2013
LOCATION: 121 Baker Street
                Atlanta, GA 30313

 

The World of Coca-Cola welcomes Chick-fil-A Bowl fans to downtown Atlanta. Purchase tieckets through this online offer to receive $3 off general admission for visits December 28, 2012 - January 1, 2013. Tickets must be purchase online. Please visit www.worldofcoca-cola.com for hours of operation, directions, and more information.

Join more than 5 million people who have visited the World of Coca-Cola and experience the history of the world's most famous soft drink at the dynamic, multimedia home of the 126-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret recipe, and see the fully-functioning bottling line that produces a commemorative glass bottle of Coca-Cola for every guest. View more than 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts, take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4-D movie experience and tempt your taste buds with more than 60 beverages from around the globe.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Chick-Fil-A Bowl Fan Night at the Georgia Aquarium

DATE: Sunday, December 30, 2012
TIME: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313

Fans looking for something to do the night before the big game will not have to go far for Chick-fil-A Bowl Fan Night at the Georgia Aquarium. Located in the heart of Pemberton Place, right near the Georgia Dome, guests will be entertained by the world's largest aquarium. With over 10 million gallons of water, fans will get to see tens of thousands exotic and local marine life as well as enjoy some food and beverages (available for purchase) while mingling with other football fans. Adding to the festive atmosphere will be the attendance of each team's cheerleaders.

TICKETS $24.95 each, must be purchased online
                 at www.georgiaaquarium.org/cfabowlfans

Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade


DATE: Saturday, December 31, 2011
TIME: 12:30pm - 2pm
LOCATION: Downtown Atlanta


Long regarded as the official kickoff for game day, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade spreads football festivity throughout downtown Atlanta. This free event launches at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Baker Street and concludes at the Georgia World Congress Center, leading fans into the Chick-fil-A Bowl FanFest Made Possible by Coca-Cola Zero. Come watch the pageantry of floats, classic cars, cheerleaders, mascots, award-winning marching bands, dynamic dance groups and much, much more!

Free of charge.

Chick-fil-A Bowl FanFest Made Possible by Coca-Cola Zero



DATE: Monday, December 31, 2012
TIME: 2pm - 6pm
LOCATION: Georgia World Congress Center (Building C)

 

For kids and kids at heart, the Chick-fil-A Bowl FanFest Made Possible by Coca-Cola Zero serves as the ultimate pre-game family destination for food, football and fun.

Fans of all ages can challenge themselves in an array of receiving, passing and kicking games, obstacle courses and rock climbing walls. After mastering the competitions, take a well-deserved break with food and beverages from Chick-fil-A and Coke Zero and check out official Chick-fi-A Bowl merchandise to arrive at the game in style.

As always, the FanFest culminates with the ACC vs. SEC Pep Rally & Team Walks.  The loyal legions can provide final words of encouragement to the teams as they make the walk through FanFest en route to the Georgia Dome. 

Each squad's band, cheerleaders and mascot will also be on hand to lead in traditional fight songs and cheers.  No other event gives fans an opportunity to interact with their favorite teams this close to kickoff.

INDIVIDUAL

$15/person (Children under 5 years of age do not need a ticket)

Tickets available gameday in the Georgia World Congress Center, Building C - Level 1 Lobby.

Chick-fil-A Bowl MVP Tailgate Presented by BB&T


DATE: Saturday, December 31, 2011
TIME: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Georgia World Congress Center,
Georgia Ballroom

 

It's the traditional tailgate party, minus the tailgate!  Before heading over to the Georgia Dome for the ACC-SEC battle, stop by the MVP Tailgate Presented by BB&T for hospitality at its finest.  With live entertainment, food and beverages, the MVP Tailgate Presented by BB&T has all of your pre-game needs in one convenient area.  For one price, fans can enjoy a robust buffet featuring all of the essentials, the Chick-fil-A Moo Cow Band performing classic game day tunes and a projection screen to keep you updated on the day's college football action.  The MVP Tailgate is also conveniently located close to the Chick-fil-A Bowl FanFest and its signature ACC vs. SEC Pep Rally & Team Walks.  As kickoff draws near, make the short walk across West Plaza to the Georgia Dome for another classic Chick-fil-A Bowl match-up. 

INDIVIDUAL

$60/person

PURCHASE TICKETS

Ticket orders must be submitted before December 21, no walk-up admission will be available

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 itsmarta.com. 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: vsv.atlantafalcons.com

Policies

The Chick-Fil-A Bowl 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.

Banners and flags, no larger than 3’x5’, may be affixed to railings with rope, twine or plastic tie wraps (wire or tape may not be used). Hand-held banners may be no larger than 3’x3’. Banners should be event related, and the Dome reserves the right to reject any banner or flag deemed offensive, non-event-related or hazardous to public safety. For safety reasons, the Georgia Dome prohibits gas-filled balloons.


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.
  • Open parking is available on a first come / first serve basis in the Yellow Lot.
  • 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. Limo parking is available in the Marshalling Yard section 4.

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 is available in the Marshalling Yard located on the campus of the GWCC and Georgia Dome. Online parking permits will be available closer to the event.
  • When purchasing online you will receive an email with your permit attached.
  • Parking reservations are non-refundable.
  • Security is provided in the Marshalling Yard starting at 12 noon on Thursday, November 29th until Sunday, January 1st.
  • Purchasing an RV pass for someone else is not allowed. RV must be present with the parking pass.
  • There are no electrical hook-ups or waste facilities. Dumping service is available during your stay for a fee. Please inquire at check-in.

Contact information and directions

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