How to get to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium using MARTA

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How to get to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium using MARTA

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Mercedes Benz Stadium, future home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, sits next to the Georgia Dome. Aerial photos shot March 31, 2017. 

If you thought traffic and parking were tough for events at the Georgia Dome, consider this: The Mercedes-Benz Stadium can hold more people.

The new venue, which will be home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United teams, can be expanded to 75,000 seats to host events like the Super Bowl, or up to 83,000 seats for the NCAA Final Four. The Dome’s capacity was less than 71,500. 

So when you’re heading that way, it might not be a bad idea to take MARTA. (The current scheduled opening date is Aug. 26 for a Falcons preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.)

Google Maps shows the stadium's address as 35 Northside Drive NW, a location that’s conveniently situated a few hundred feet away from the Vine City MARTA station. 

Here are some tips for getting to the stadium using MARTA trains:

  • If you’re coming from the north: Take the red or gold line heading towards the Airport Station. Get off at Five Points Station, where you’ll transfer onto either the green line heading towards Bankhead or the blue line heading towards Hamilton E. Holmes. Get off at Vine City.
  • If you’re coming from the south: Take the red line heading towards North Springs or the gold line heading towards Doraville. Get off at Five Points Station, where you’ll transfer onto either the green line heading towards Bankhead or the blue line heading towards Hamilton E. Holmes. Get off at Vine City.
  • If you’re coming from the west: Take the green line heading towards Edgewood/Candler Park or the blue line heading towards Indian Creek. Get off at Vine City.
  • If you’re coming from the east: Take either the green line heading towards Bankhead or the blue line heading towards Hamilton E. Holmes. Get off at Vine City.

Once you’re at Vine City, exit that station and walk east towards Northside Drive. You’ll see the stadium. 

Schedule: Download the free MARTA On-The-Go app for schedules and real-time bus information

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is metro Atlanta's principal public transit operator. MARTA provides bus and rail services in Atlanta. (Courtesy of MARTA)

Note: Several MARTA stations offer free daily parking and paid long-term parking. Any station with a car graphic on the MARTA map, including Lindbergh, West End, Ashby and Inman Park/Reynoldstown, offers free daily parking. 

See all MARTA bus routes here, and a complete bus system map here

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Channel 2's Richard Elliot has an update on the progress at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. www.accessatlanta.com
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