Mercedes-Benz Stadium outside view of the venue's facade

Falcons Tailgating at the Backyard

The Home Depot Backyard

FOOTBALL is BACK at The #BestBackyard! 🏈 We're kicking off another season of tailgating and pre-game fun for all the Dirty Birds! Join us every gameday 4.5 hours before kickoff, featuring DJ Euphoria, Emcee Big Tigger, Cheerleaders, Drumline, Freddie Falcon, Breakdancers, photo ops, giveaways, and more! Activities are free and open to the public, and you're still welcome to walk up and hang out in the Backyard if you are parked in a different lot. #RiseUp! 🙌

*Individual parking passes for The Backyard are reserved for season pass holders and Super Tailgaters. If you are interested in being a Super Tailgater for the season, please email

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Sunday, September 10: Atlanta vs Carolina

Theme: Home Opener (8am - 12:30pm)

Sunday, September 17: Atlanta vs Green Bay

(8am - 12:30pm)

Activity Highlight: Cooking Demo with Chef Justin Robinson

Sunday, October 8: Atlanta vs Houston

Theme: Crucial Catch and HBCU Game (8am - 12:30pm)

Activity Highlight: HBCU Step Show feat. Morehouse

Sunday, October 15: Atlanta vs Washington

Theme: The 80s (8am - 12:30pm)

Activity Highlight: McNair High School Marching Band

Sunday, November 5: Atlanta vs Minnesota

Theme: Call to Service/Salute to Service (8am - 12:30pm)

Activity Highlights:

  • Six String Soldiers will perform.
  • 82nd Airborne Chorus will perform.
  • The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders will perform and have a meet and greet appearance.
  • Branches of the US Military will have recruitment activations set up around the HDBY including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
  • Freddie Falcon will make an appearance.
  • There will be live Falcons in the space.
  • The Atlanta Falcons Drumline will have a performance.
  • The Dirty Birds Breakers will have a break dance performance.
  • The Atlanta Falcons Energy Squad will be doing a T-Shirt Toss

Sunday, November 26: Atlanta vs Aints

Theme: Ode to Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary (8am - 12:30pm)

Sunday, December 10: Atlanta vs Tampa Bay

Theme: '98 Team 25th Anniversary/My Cause My Cleats (8am - 12:30pm)

Activity Highlight: Obama School of Technology Choir

Sunday, December 24: Atlanta vs Indianapolis

Theme: Inspire Change (8am - 12:30pm)

**Subject to change. Follow us on social for updates and additional information

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