Officials issue tips for UK fans getting around Atlanta

Ahead of Kentucky's Sweet 16 matchup this Friday in Atlanta, officials at the Georgia Dome are putting out tips for getting around the city.

Officials say there will be several events taking place around the Georgia Dome that will increase the traffic. The Atlanta Hawks have a home game with a 7:30 tip across from the Georgia Dome. Also, the Georgia World Congress is hosting one of the largest dental conventions in the Southeast throughout the day on Friday with over 15,000 people in attendance. Those two things, in addition with the usual Atlanta 5:00 p.m. Friday afternoon traffic is going to cause some delays in the area around the Dome.

Officials have put out some tips for UK fans traveling to the big game:

• If at all possible take MARTA to and from the Georgia Dome. Many MARTA stations offer free parking lots and there are two stations that serve the Georgia Dome. More info can be found at

• If you do choose to drive pre-purchase your parking spots on

• Plan ahead for the traffic and delays that will be in and around the downtown area on Friday afternoon, doors to the Dome will open at 5:30 on Friday.

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