Tickets, Parking & Other Info for Friday's Football Game

Information on Friday’s Football Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS)
Athens Academy vs. ELCA – Friday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Athens Academy will be the VISITING team for this game.  
Click here for additional details and information from GHSA.
TICKETS are $22 each, general admission, and may be purchased:
  • At the Sinkwich Spartan Center from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday. CASH or CHECK only.
  • At the MBS ticket window the day of the game (please note that not all windows will be open so lines may be long).
MBS entry gates will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Athens Academy spectators will enter through Gate 1 and will be seated in Concourse 100.
Tickets have bar codes that can only be used once. Fans who leave the stadium will be required to purchase another ticket to re-enter. Tickets are good for the entire day of purchase, so fans are welcome to stay and watch as many games as they like, as long as they do not leave the stadium.

IF YOUR CHILD IS RIDING THE SPIRIT BUS you do NOT need to purchase a ticket for him/her. The ticket is included in the $35 spirit bus fee. Please also note that students who elect not to ride the spirit bus back to school following the game will ONLY be allowed to ride with their own families and this must be communicated in writing to the student’s Division Office prior to the game.
DEADLINE FOR SPIRIT BUS REGISTRATION is Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register. More information below.

Be sure to click the link to read the rest of this information.
Spectators will park in the GOLD, BLUE, and YELLOW lots and enter the stadium through Gate 1.
Click here for directions to MBS.
Click here to purchase parking passes ahead of time. Please note that parking in the Gold, Blue, and Yellow lots is $17.50 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Parking in the Red or Silver lots is permitted but is designated for the home team spectators and may be a longer walk to your seats.
Please note that MBS has a clear bag policy that will be in effect for this game. Spectators are permitted to bring in:
  • Bags that are clear plastic/vinyl that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc type)
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” with or without a handle or strap.
Please note that those possessing non-conforming bags must take their bags back to their vehicles.
Live coverage of the game will be available on:
  • TV: GPB (public TV broadcasting) and NFHS Network (please note there is a fee to view the game on NFHS)
  • Radio: GNN Network and the 680 The Fan family of stations
  • You can also purchase a DVD of the game at
Fun spirit items like pom-poms and face tattoos will be on sale in the Sinkwich Spartan Center lobby all day Wednesday and Thursday, so stock up on your green and white before you cheer on the team!
We are hoping that many of our families will elect to go to the game in Atlanta--please know that students will not be counted absent for the day. To accommodate our players, cheerleaders, band, and spirit buses for Upper & Middle School students, we WILL NOT be running our bus routes on Friday, December 8. 
UPPER SCHOOL will be closed on Friday. We hope that most of our students will join the fun and attend the game. Spirit Bus information is below. 
MIDDLE SCHOOL will be closed as well.   We will have some teachers on hand to provide supervision for any families that will need that for their middle school child(ren).  We will be reaching out to parents early in the week to determine numbers for this supervision option at school, so we may plan accordingly.  Extended Day will be offered and will remain open until 5:45 p.m. 
SPIRIT BUSES FOR Middle School and Upper School: 
Chaperoned by teachers
$35 cost includes the $22 ticket into the game. It does NOT include snacks or lunch, so please provide your child with money to eat. 
Spirit buses are open to Middle and Upper School students ONLY (no Preschool or Lower School students). 
Buses will depart from the Spartan Center at 7:00 a.m. on Friday. Depending on the game and traffic, our plan is to return to campus between 3:00-3:30 p.m. We will accommodate the demand to the best of our ability, but priority will be given to the early registrants.
Please note that students who elect not to ride the spirit bus back to school following the game will ONLY be allowed to leave MBS with their own families, and this must be communicated in writing to the student’s Division Office prior to the game. Contact your child’s division directly with questions.
PRESCHOOL and LOWER SCHOOL will be open, but students are welcome to travel to the game with friends and family. Teachers will plan according to the number of students in attendance at school. Students who miss the school day will not be counted absent. The Preschool and Lower School Division Offices will contact families via SpartanNet to determine attendance at school on Friday. Stay & Play/Extended Day schedules remain the same.

Thank you and GO SPARTANS!

Excellence with Honor

An independent school for grades K3-12