Just like the Panthers, fans are making their preparations to head to the Georgia Dome for the seventh season of Georgia State football. With that in mind, the Georgia State Athletic Department has outlined several policies, procedures and guidelines for students and the general public, including some new fan experiences.

Fans are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Georgia State Athletics and Georgia Dome policies. More information on the Georgia Dome can be found here. Information about tickets for Georgia State events is available here, and fans can also send fan experience questions and suggestions to the official Twitter account of GSU Athletics by tweeting to @GSUPanthers.


Georgia State football fans can show their school pride by showing up at Panther Walk approximately two hours before kick. This season, Panther Walk will take place in the Blue Lot. The team busses will park at the back of the Blue Lot and the team will walk thru the fans before heading to the Georgia Dome.

Georgia State will set the schedule so the Panthers arrive at the Georgia Dome approximately two hours before kickoff, meaning fans should plan to be early to the Georgia Dome parking lots. The team buses will park at the back of the Blue Lot allowing players to walk through the tailgating area and up to the Georgia Dome. 

The doors will open 90 minutes before kickoff, after the walk is complete.


Free Student Parking – Students will be able to pick up a free Blue Lot parking pass on a game-to-game basis by stopping by the Georgia State Ticket Office starting Tuesday during the week of the game while supplies last.  


Student Shuttles – Students who live on campus or in the downtown area can use the shuttles from the Commons/Citizen Bank Trust area. Shuttles will also leave from G-Deck next to the Sports Arena. Parking at the Sports Arena in G-Deck is free on weekends and $3 for the games on Thursday and Friday. Shuttle stop stations will be set up four hours before game time, and there will be a representative from the athletic department on hand to answer questions at each location through the start of the game. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes starting three hours before kickoff. They will drop off at the Blue Lot which will house student tailgating this season. After tailgating, students can take the short walk to Gate B for entrance into the stadium. Buses will run one hour after the game or until there no students remain to return to the Commons or G-Deck. No students will be left at the Dome.

Public Parking – Parking will be $10 per car for fans who drive. Parking is allowed in the Blue Lot and Gold Deck by parking permit (PAC members) and Yellow Lot/Red Deck (pay only). The Yellow Lot is available for RV's/Buses for $25. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Handicap Parking – Parking will be available in the Red Deck for $10 per vehicle with a legal tag.

MARTA – Fans can take public transportation with two stations servicing the Georgia Dome, including Vine City and Dome/GWCC/Phillips Arena/CNN Center Station.

Bus Parking – Buses will be allowed in the Yellow lot at $25 per vehicle, no matter whether at 15-passenger van or a 55-person bus.


Fans looking to buy tickets on-site at the Georgia Dome can purchase their tickets at the temporary box office on the West plaza between Gates B and C.

The ticket office will open three hours before kickoff. The general public is encouraged to enter the Georgia Dome through Gates A and B.

Students with ticket issues can go to the Student Ticket Office at Gate B to receive assistance. Student Guest tickets are also available here for $10 on day of game, or at the GSU Sports Arena ticket office during the week. The student entrance into the Georgia Dome is at Gate B.


Pounce Town will return in 2016 for kids to enjoy some pregame fun before cheering on the Panthers with inflatables again, including its own ‘Pounce House’ and a 22-foot double-slide. The interactive inflatables will be located in the Blue Lot and up until kickoff.

There will be free gameday face painting, GSU and Pounce temporary body tattoos and also kids’ food items like lemonade and cotton candy.

Game programs with rosters, a game preview, feature stories and more will be available for FREE in 2015. Programs will be available throughout the concourse.
Fans who want to listen to the Panther home games on radio can hear GSU contests on 1340 The Fan 3, with select games on 1230 The Fan 2 and WRAS-FM 88.5. Radios are allowed into the Georgia Dome as long as fans have headphones to use with them.
Children less than 33 inches in height may enter without a ticket. A child who enters without a ticket must sit in a guardian’s lap, and may not interfere with the sightlines of other guests.
Elevators, escalators and ramps make all levels accessible. Seating locations are available at the top of each section in the lower level.
Tailgating is allowed in all stadium surface lots. Some guidelines to keep in mind include:
  • Tailgating is not permitted in the Red and Gold decks.
  • Marked parking spaces are for vehicles only. Parking spaces may not be used for tents, grills, chairs or other items. Each vehicle must have a valid parking permit.
  • Tailgating is defined as the placement of any item on the ground (chairs, coolers, grills, games, etc.).
  • Tailgating must be confined to the area directly behind the vehicle or in adjacent landscape areas.

For complete tailgating guildelines at the Georgia Dome, click here.

Items left in the seating bowl are brought to the nearest Dome Service Center located at each gate. After the event, guests may email lostandfound@gadome.com to claim their lost items.

For comfort and security, guests are not permitted to enter the Georgia Dome with the following items:

  • Alcohol
  • Animals, except certified, leashed service animals
  • Artificial noisemakers including air horns
  • Backpacks
  • Bottles and cans
  • Bicycles and skateboards
  • Confetti
  • Coolers
  • Fireworks, sparklers or smoke-producing devices of any kind
  • Flagpoles
  • Food and beverages, with the exception of special medical or dietary needs
  • Frisbees
  • "Heelies", rollerblades and scooters
  • Helium-filled balloons
  • Illegal drugs
  • Inflatable balls
  • Large bags, larger than 12"X 12"X 12"
  • Laser pointers
  • Silly String
  • Tripods
  • Video recorders
  • Weapons