The second annual Falcons Friday Kickoff Rally presented by SunTrust will take place TONIGHT, Friday, September 13 at Atlantic Station from 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Ryan Cameron and former Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas will serve as co-hosts with appearances from Falcons legends, Freddie Falcon, Cheerleaders and the Atlanta Falcons Drumline, Brotherhood of the Beat.
This high energy event will also include a musical performance by renowned local hip hop artist, Bonecrusher, food trucks, fan giveaways, partner activations, fireworks show and more!
Admission is free for all fans.
Media wishing to cover this event should RSVP so accommodations can be made
Falcons Friday School Program
The Falcons Friday School Program is a season long partnership with elementary schools across Metro Atlanta counties reaching 300K elementary school students.
Each week, Freddie Falcon and his emcee will visit two schools and get them ready to Rise Up for Atlanta Falcons football!
Elementary schools within our participating Metro Atlanta counties will receive kits inclusive of branded flags, mini pennants and other elements to activate Falcons Friday celebrations throughout the season.
Each week an Atlanta icon will be our Celebrity Train Horn guest. Last season numerous Atlanta legends started the game for us such as:
- Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones
- President Jimmy Carter
- Former Falcons WR Roddy White and QB Michael Vick
- Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz
- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
- 2018 MLS Cup Champion Atlanta United Captains Brad Guzan and Michael Parkhurst
This week, Big Boi will be our Celebrity Train Horn Guest
Sunday Night Football - Football Night in America will broadcast live from the front porch starting at 7:00 p.m.
National Anthem: Mike Phillips (Saxophone)
Color Guard: 194th Armored Brigade - Fort Benning Georgia
Anthem Dignitary: SFC Edrese Johnson
Sign Language Interpreter: Misty Harwell
Honorary Captain: Officer Matt Cooper - Convington Police Officer injured in the line of duty.
Guest DJ: DJ Swiff
Flag Crew: Parkview High School
Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.
Parking Lots Open at 3:30 p.m.
American Family Insurance Fan Village will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m
Box Office opens at 5:30 p.m.
Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
Clear Bag Policy is in effect. BinBox lockers will be available at gate one and a bag valet tent will be located near gate two as a service to fans who have unapproved bags.
Brotherhood of the Beat (Falcons Drumline) and the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders will welcome fans at Gates 1 and 2
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE FAN VILLAGE
Located on International Plaza, just outside Gate 2
Will open at 5:00 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Falcons Drumline, the Brotherhood of the Beat, will open the Village with a performance
Appearances by Falcons Cheerleaders, Bird Gang, Falcons Legends and Freddie Falcon
DJ Euphoria will perform
Sponsor Activations include – Sunday Night Football Bus, AT&T, Georgia Lottery, MBS Food Truck, American Family Insurance, Bank of America, Zaxaby's . MADD and Publix
Test your skills at the Falcons combine and cornhole while enjoying complementary face painting
RISE UP letters and Player Cutouts for photo opportunities
The Home Depot Backyard opens at 3:30 p.m.
Live Pregame broadcast with 92.9 The Game
DJ Big Tigger will perform
Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders appearance, Brotherhood of the Beat performance and Atlanta Falcons Legend appearances are all scheduled to take place.
Activations include Jim N' Nicks, Absolut, Avion, Martell, Uncle Boo's Catfish Corner, Publix, Terrapin, and The Home Depot
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a cashless facility
Card and mobile payments are the only things accepted inside the stadium.
In an effort to include everyone, the stadium does feature cash-to-card machines for those who prefer not to use their own cards or who prefer to carry cash. Guests will be able to feed cash into the machine and obtain a pre-paid VISA debit card of the same amount with no transaction fee. These cards can be utilized as any other pre-paid VISA card within the stadium as well as outside the stadium.