MARTA making service changes for Dragon Con, Chick-fil-A Kickoff games, events Labor Day weekend

Atlanta could see more than 100,000 people throughout the area this holiday weekend for downtown and midtown events. Among those events include the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game, Atlanta Black Pride and Dragon Con.

For Dragon Con alone, more than 60,000 people are expected to turn out and there is also a downtown parade Saturday morning.

As for safety, Dragon Con organizers say they prep all year for the annual convention and have security help from APD, GBI, private security and hotel security. "We have people standing at the bottom of elevators at each of the hotels inspecting the costumes as they come down to make sure there's nothing that could be potentially dangerous," said Dan Caroll, the Media Engagement Director for Dragon Con.

Carroll says anything deemed unsafe is promptly addressed. "If the prop is deemed dangerous it would be to be piece bound which is a process of using wire ties to make sure that it cannot be used in any dangerous way or it will have to be removed from the convention."

MARTA provides a mode of transportation that avoids holiday traffic. The transit authority shared the following changes for Saturday events:

  • All rail lines are on special 12-minute schedules until 9 p.m.
  • Several bus routes will be detoured for Dragon Con parade at 10 a.m. and Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game

MARTA shared the closes train station to each major Saturday event:

  • Dragon Con: Peachtree Center
  • Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games: GWCC/CNN Center
  • Pure Heat Community Festival: Midtown

Visit MARTA's website for more information.