2007 Final Four: Atlanta
2007 Final Four
and April 2, 2007
Host: Georgia Tech
Official Site: Final Four Information
Georgia Dome Information
1 Georgia Dome Dr. NW • Atlanta, GA 30313 • 404.223.4636
The multi-purpose facility, which opened in August of 1992, can seat up to 71,250. (See Final Four Seating Chart). The Dome Sparkles and draws applause even from the pundits who said they'd never root for a team in, or even go inside, an enclosed stadium. Unlike most other domes, this one doesn't resemble an Erector Set. Atlanta's indoor playground has a billowy roof and attractive teal colors on the outside; more than 150 trees dot the property, and mammoth windows allow natural light to fill the interior walkways. It gets even better inside. Seats, even in the upper-deck corners, are angled so spectators can see the field without having to turn their bodies, and the roof is supported with cables, so no pillars obstruct the view.
Traffic is not a huge hassle, even an hour before game time, because city officials discourage fans from driving to the Dome. But if you want to drive, the Georgia Dome advertises 17,000 spaces available in the vicinity of the Dome. However, unless you have a luxury-suite with a parking pass to the Gold or Green lots, or you want to arrive three hours early and pay $10 or $15 at a private lot, don't try parking at the Georgia Dome.
If you want to pay $3 and don't mind a 15 minute walk, you can leave your car in the parking decks at Underground Atlanta (see Atlanta Attractions).
From Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport:
Take I-75/85 north about 11 miles to Exit 96 (Georgia World Congress Center/International Boulevard). At the end of the exit ramp make a left onto International, and continue 10 blocks to the Gerogia World Congress Center. Turn left at the fork to Magnum Street, where you can make a right into the stadium parking lot.