Topic: Where is a good place to get on MARTA...if I want to hop on
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Where is a good place to get on MARTA...if I want to hop on

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:51 AM

somewhere outside of Atlanta and then ride in? Does anyone have any good advice from previous Georgia Dome experience?

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Re: Where is a good place to get on MARTA...if I want to hop on

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:52 AM

Doraville has the first MARTA stop you get to coming in on I-85 South.


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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:59 AM

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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:04 PM

Re: Where is a good place to get on MARTA...if I want to hop on

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:05 PM

I will never again ride the Mart to a Clemosn game in Atlanta. I have done it twice,and both times it was horrible after the game. Almost unbearable. I saw eldery fans knocked to the ground, drunks throwing up in the cars with wall to wall people and kids, also total diregard for people in wheel chairs. Almost zero police presence, and really quie an unsafe situation.

the wrst tim was the New Years eve bowl game , I am drawing a blank on who it was ..but the ride out was absoltely horrible.

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Re: Where is a good place to get on MARTA...if I want to hop on

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:28 PM

Yep seen the samething after the bama game.

Never again

I'm going to have my kids with me - but what are my other

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:34 PM

options besides MARTA? Is it better to just drive in and battle the traffic both ways?

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I live in metro Atlanta and ride MARTA to any games in the

Posted: Aug 28, 2012 12:28 AM

dome including every Clemson game. I have personally seen none of the incidents like reported above. Is it crowded? Yes, because it is a great way not to have to battle traffic and parking and what would you expect when a crowd of thousands of fans exit a game at the same time.


Re: Where is a good place to get on MARTA...if I want to hop on

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:36 PM

I rode the MARTA after both Tenn bowl game and Alab game and didn't have problem either time... short wait, but not bad. Maybe I was lucky?

Couple suggestions (that I hope most of you ignore!)
1)Park east of Atlanta off of perimeter and take Blue line. You will not have to change trains and most others will be parking and taking yellow and red lines.

2)On way out, get on train at Vine station...closer than you think to the dome. Seems like more people would do this, but has not been my experience the last few times at Dome

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We used to park at Lennox Square Mall. It's easy on/easy off

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:05 PM

You have to walk about a block to the station but parking is free and it's well lit.

Doraville, Chamblee or Lenox....

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:15 PM

if you're coming South on I-85.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:43 PM

We've gotten on at Doraville in the past. Do you recall the transit time from Doraville to the Dome via MARTA?

Re: Doraville....

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:45 PM

"Doraville----A touch of country in the city".....thanks to ARS

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There are about ten stops....

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:48 PM

between Doraville and Five Points where you will have to change trains to get to the Georgia Dome (unless you walk form Five Points to the Dome). It's probably about a 45 minute ride.

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Perimeter Mall is as good as anything.

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:22 PM

Especially if you're coming from the North. From 85, go 285 West, take a right on Ashford Dunwoody, take your first left and the Marta Station is on the right. If you want to get some eats and drink or two before you go down. Just go to the Taco Mac (at Perimeter Center Place) and park at the deck, then walk 1/4 mile to the station. Car will be fine to leave all day at the deck.

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My advice...stay the heck away from MARTA if you value

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:23 PM

not being mugged by some ghetto thug. But if you insist, parking at the mall in Buckhead and walking a couple of blocks to the terminal is what I have done when going to see games in the Ga Dome in the past.

I suggest

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:27 PM

not taking the Marta unless you want to wait 3 hours to get home after the game. Pay to park and walk and deal with pregame traffic versus post game as my experience for GA Dome football traffic on Saturday nights have been very bad.

This is a non-sequitur.

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:46 PM

Do not--I repeat--do not board MARTA with any loved ones before, during or after a game at the GA Dome. Unless, of course, you're trying to "get rid" of somebody. ;)

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Re: Where is a good place to get on MARTA...if I want to hop on

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:47 PM

Never had any trouble riding the Marta,We try parking near the dome two times,What a nightmare after the game ,three hours getting back to the hotel.
Sure its pack after the game ,We get on at the Kingston station always been cops at the station.
I would say we have rode the Marta at least 6 times over the past few years,Go for it.


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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:04 PM

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I'm curious....

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:09 PM

as to the basis for your recommendation. It's not an issue for me on Saturday since I am staying at the Omni but I have ridden MARTA many many times and have never had a problem particularly after a Clemson game when there are tons of people around.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:11 PM

I refuse to take MARTA to anything at the Dome anymore

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:23 PM

I've taken it to 2 Peach Bowls, an SEC Championship Game and a Falcons game. Never again. If you just don't want to drive, get a cab at one of the hotels. MARTA is only marginally better for GT games.

But for MARTA

1) The wait to get on the train is crazy. They even have signs like at Disney World saying the "approximate wait from here is 1 hour."

2) Night games are even worse when they run the shorter, 4-car trains. Even when they go with the full size at the Dome, most folks have to transfer at 5-points onto shorter trains. They just shift the line.

3) Now they make certain runs "Local only" at night so you might have to transfer and wait AGAIN.

If you are ####-bent on taking the train don't use the entrance just past Gate D (I think). YOu are better off walking to the entrance for Phillips Arena or even across Northside Drive to Vine City. If they look crowded ride AWAY from 5 points and go 1 or 2 stops and get back on the train going east.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:27 PM

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Yes. Any lot off of Northside Drive are easy in/out

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:49 PM

If you are coming from 85 you can get there by getting off at North Avenue (the GT exit). North Ave runs you into Northside Drive.

I almost always park in the Yellow Lot. If there are any left for pre-sale you can find them at http://www.gadome.com/guest/directions/Parking.aspx

All of the Ga Dome lots are price controlled. (yellow is $20) There are plenty of gypsy lots around there that arent. I've parked in that elementry school across the street from the dome and it is fenced in and monitored. I think I paid $40.

Easy, maybe, but, "I would suggest you NOT ride the train".

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:50 PM

Why? Have you ever experienced a dangerous situation?

having rode the trains many times to both Falcons and

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:18 PM

Braves games MANY times and also having driven MANY times it's easier time wise and safety wise to drive in a car. I avoid Marta now.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:50 PM

FYI...it's not so much a safety related issue but

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:21 PM

more of a convenience for me...I live on the northwest side of Atlanta...the train doesn't come to our side of town...Cobb Co...so for me it's much easier to drive south on 75...getting off on Northside Drive and getting over to the dome....the train just doesn't work for me.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:51 PM

Don't do it..Waaaayyyyy too much going on in ATL saturday

Posted: Aug 28, 2012 12:34 AM

Marta will be a mess you don't wanna be in.Better to just be in traffic.
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African American Pride parade downtown
Dragon-con downtown
are all in town saturday.

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