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Schedule for Inaugural Events

Saturday, January 4, 2003  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Atlanta - Inaugural events are listed below:


Governor's Mansion Open House
2:00-5:00 p.m.
The Governor and First Lady will meet visitors at the Mansion. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available at the Church of the Apostles (3585 Northside Parkway), with shuttle buses taking visitors to the Mansion until 4:30. There will be no parking available at the Mansion.

Note: Will call window for inaugural tickets will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Philips Arena Box Office.


Inaugural Prayer Service
8:00 a.m.
Church of the Apostles (3585 Northside Pkwy)
The event is free and open to the public, although seating inside the church is limited. Parking will be available at the church.
Swearing-In Ceremony
Doors Open 12:30 p.m.; ceremony begins 2:00 p.m.
Philips Arena
Admittance with ticket only. Will call window will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Philips Arena Box Office. Business attire recommended. All attendees are asked to arrive at least one hour before the ceremony begins.
Inaugural Celebration
7:30-11:30 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center
Admittance with ticket only. Business attire/Black-tie optional is appropriate. There will be a concert by Ray Charles and performances by other entertainers.

Parking at both the Philips Arena and World Congress Center is very limited. Attendees are encouraged to use MARTA for transportation to both facilities.

Hotel information is available by calling 1-800-243-1196.

Due to security concerns, no boxes, large bags, posters, flags, umbrellas, gifts, food, or beverage will be allowed in facilities. Cameras will be permitted.