Sports Events in Atlanta this Winter
From regular season football and basketball to annual post-season bowl games, Atlanta’s sports scene does not hibernate during the winter.
The Atlanta Falcons continue to tackle and run with the best the NFL has to offer as Cordarrelle Patterson, Grady Jarrett and Kyle Pitts look to lead Atlanta into the final stretch of the regular season.The biggest home season yet comes to a close with three home games in the latter stages of the season – including the regular season finale on Jan. 8, 2023 against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you can’t get to the world-renowned Mercedes-Benz Stadium on game day or you still want to watch along with fellow football fans, then the Bud Light Tailgate Series, taking place in various bars across the city, is the option for you. The Falcons Bar Program will also be having Away Game Celebrations at a rotation of four bars in Atlanta.
Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and John Collins are all back in action as they grind to bring an NBA Championship to State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta, and there are plenty of promotional nights on the schedule. The Atlanta Hawks face the Detroit Pistons for the Holiday Game on Dec. 23. The Miami Heat will come to town for the annual MLK Day Game on Jan.16, 2023 and the Hawks host the fourth annual Pride Night on Feb. 9, 2023 against the Phoenix Suns. HBCU Night will follow on Feb. 24, 2023 against the Cleveland Cavaliers and then the team will cap off the month on Feb. 28, 2023 with Marvel Super Hero Night featuring Black Panther. Between the basketball action and the promotions on display, you can’t go wrong with taking in a Hawks game.
The College Scene
Both the women’s and men’s teams will face their ACC rivals all winter at the intimate McAmish Pavilion on Georgia Tech’s campus. Women’s basketball season tickets start at just $65 with courtside seats going for $150, while season tickets for the men’s squad are available starting at $290.
Georgia State University
Georgia State University has continued efforts to expand its footprint in downtown Atlanta with the opening of the brand-new Georgia State University Convocation Center. As usual, the home game for both teams circled on the calendar every year is when Georgia Southern comes to town. State vs. Southern will take place at the Convocation Center on Feb. 2, 2023 for the men and Feb. 24, 2023 for the women. Season tickets to watch Ja’Heim Hudson and Collin Moore face off with their Sun Belt rivals start at $150, while season tickets to watch the women’s squad start at a very affordable $25.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
This season’s edition of Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve will serve as a prestigious College Football Playoff Semifinal. Georgia World Congress Center will once again play host to a huge pregame event, as the FanFest will take place from 2 -6 p.m. on Dec. 30. This includes two pep rallies for fans of each school playing in the huge contest. Bands, mascots and cheerleaders from both schools will be involved, and that should be enough to bring the hype ahead of the game taking place on the following evening.
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