Fans being advised to arrive early for Falcons game

FLOWERY BRANCH – Fans attending the Falcons exhibition season opener against the Baltimore Ravens are being advised to arrive early in order to enter the on time for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff because of enhanced security procedures at the Georgia Dome.

All fans should anticipate enhanced safety measures before being allowed inside the building. These measures are part of the NFL’s ongoing initiative to have the best security features in place and are not the result of any specific threat.

The Georgia Dome gates will open at 5:30 p.m., to the general public and all parking lots will open at 3:30 p.m.


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15 comments Add your comment


August 8th, 2012
3:31 pm

a not to leave untill AFTER halftime


August 8th, 2012
4:06 pm

“Enhanced?” What, is Darth Cheney doing cavity searches?


August 8th, 2012
8:12 pm

Can’t wait to get there. Even though it’s pre season. I’m ready for some football


August 8th, 2012
8:13 pm

American football…not this stuff they are showing on NBC


August 8th, 2012
9:47 pm

You’ve never heard Blank threatening to move the team out of the city like Benson did during Katrina though. Some fans, some owner, ha?


August 9th, 2012
3:23 am


Just wait until AFTER the tax payers of Fulton Co. turn down Blank’s new dream stadium. THEN he’ll threaten to move them, just like every other owner out there. Forget that the Georgia Dome is barely 20 years old.

Bottom line, it’s all about the benjamens baby.

First time Season Tix Holder

August 9th, 2012
8:11 am

Does this mean I can’t sneak any beers in?


August 9th, 2012
2:39 pm

is this on TV in Augusta?


August 9th, 2012
3:19 pm

rob- you don’t know your teams history very well do you ?

"Enhanced security"

August 9th, 2012
3:24 pm

…is such a joke – the people doing the “security” are minimum wage employees (not that there is anything wrong with that) who could not do anything IF they found something, which they will not, cause they are too busy being TSA wannabes, hoping to get this job on their resume so that they, too, can be drug smugglers…


August 9th, 2012
3:44 pm

Whos protecting us from the NFL thugs?

Only 30 of them arrested in the offseson…………..

Nite Owl

August 9th, 2012
5:46 pm

Do the Saints even have blogs? I understand Saints fans wanting to troll, but it’s like this is ALL you do. Ever. The minute DLed posts something, you’re on.

I admire the dedication to hating our team, but I worry about your sanity, guys.

Falcons 62 - Saints 7

August 9th, 2012
7:03 pm

Enter your comments here

bo joe ellis

August 9th, 2012
7:54 pm

Falcons up 7-0 in 1st and Matt is 7 for 7 passing…

Dazzy G

August 9th, 2012
9:46 pm

@hiramsaint. Please get your grammar correct before trying to communicate. We don’t understand “swamp talk”.