Tips to navigate Foo Fighters at Centennial Olympic Park

For a review of the Foo Fighters concert, visit The Music Scene blog Monday on

When Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters descend on Centennial Olympic Park on Sunday, they’ll do so in the company of about 20,000 fans ready to embrace the band’s face-melting rock.

If you’re heading downtown to attend the concert, here are some tips to help you prepare.

The show is sold out. Sorry.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and opener Gary Clark Jr. is slated to hit the stage at 6 p.m.

No re-entry will be permitted. If you have a medical emergency, you can visit the security coordinator at any of the entrances for assistance.

Speaking of entrances, there will be three gates, two by the fountain of rings and one on Marietta Street by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. All entrances to the park, as well as the vendor village, food court and main concert area, are wheelchair accessible.

Things you can bring inside: one sealed, plastic bottle of water per person, blankets, and cameras without a detachable lens.

Things you can’t bring inside: things that will annoy everyone around you (e.g., selfie sticks, laser pointers, drones, glow sticks, video cameras and tablets), as well as animals, picnic baskets/coolers, chairs, umbrellas, outside food and/or beverage and weapons of any kind.

The concert will follow the NFL’s bag protocol, which means you probably don’t want to bring one. But if you must, bags can be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches; 1-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) are permitted. All people entering the park will be subjected to a pat-down search.

If you regularly go downtown for events, you already know that MARTA is the easiest mode of transportation. Peachtree Center and the CNN Center station are the closest options. Also, bear in mind that the Falcons have a 1 p.m. home game at the Georgia Dome on Sunday.

If driving and parking are necessary, fans are advised to carpool and park at the Georgia World Congress Center's Red Deck. Passes for the Red Deck are valid after 5 p.m. Sunday and can be purchased at

Fans who want an idea of what songs they might hear at the concert can visit — but suffice to say you'll likely hear "Learn to Fly," "My Hero" and "Times Like These" — and get a good glimpse of Grohl's custom-made rock throne.