All About State Farm Arena Parking

Last Updated on October 24, 2023 by Usama

If you plan on going to State Farm Arena to watch a basketball game or attend a concert, knowing all the event parking options is a must! Major events tend to draw a lot of people, and you don’t want to waste your time circling the area and searching for a suitable spot. Parking Access is here to help you find, compare, and book State Farm Arena parking without any hassle! Don’t leave your car on a street and risk getting an Atlanta parking ticket—discover the visitor parking options, event rates, off-site parking lots, and more!

State Farm Arena Parking Lots

The venue offers several convenient parking structures with plenty of event parking spots located within a short walking distance of the venue. Here are the main State Farm Arena parking areas:

  • Sapphire Deck: 127 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW
  • Ruby Lot: 100 Baker Street Extension
  • Diamond Deck: 100 Lower International Boulevard NW
  • CNN Deck: 110 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW
  • State Farm Drive Lot: 94 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW
  • Centennial Yards Lot B: 92 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW

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Sapphire and Diamond Decks offer four electric vehicle charging stations. If you’re searching for parking for oversized vehicles, please reach out to [email protected]

State Farm Arena Parking Prices

General parking rates depend on the event and differ for Atlanta Hawks games, concerts, and other occasions. We listed the approximate parking costs below. Don’t forget to purchase your State Farm Arena parking pass in advance to guarantee your spot—the arena suggests using Vivid Seats

Parking Facility Average Rate
CNN Deck $20
Ruby Lot $20
Centennial Yards Lot B $20
Sapphire Deck $23
Diamond Deck $25
State Farm Drive $47

Pre-purchasing allows faster and contactless entry into the parking garage. If you decide to head to any garage parking without reservation, note that State Farm Arena parking facilities accept debit and credit cards only, while CNN Deck accepts cash as well.

Accessible Parking

Handicapped parking for State Farm Arena visitors is available on a first-come, first-served basis in each parking structure. Sapphire Deck, Diamond Deck, and Ruby Lot are wheelchair-accessible, and guests with disabilities may use ADA spots after showing a disabled parking permit or placard. Standard parking rates apply.

Arena Entrances From SFA Parking Decks

Depending on which car parking area you use, head to one of the State Farm Arena entrances listed below. Follow the instructions to reach the entrance in no time!

  • From CNN Deck: Go to the lower level of the parking deck and use the Club Bridge Entrance
  • From Sapphire Deck: Take a walk across Centennial Olympic Park Drive to reach the Hawk Entrance in the CNN Center Atrium or go behind the “Atlanta” letters next to the box office and use the Techwood Entrance

Atlanta Hawks Parking Near State Farm Arena

To help you find a low-cost parking space, we looked into Atlanta Hawks parking alternatives in the area! The Benz is 5 minutes away and offers many event parking services, but you have an array of other options. Use our Mercedes-Benz Stadium guide to learn more or look into downtown parking garages and lots:

Downtown Parking Service Address Parking Rate
Lanier Parking Lot 45 Decatur St. SE $7
Georgia State Bar Garage 106 Marietta St. NW $8
PCA Lot 1A Garage 98 Cone St. NW $10
Legacy Parking Garage 102 Cone St. $15
Legacy Parking Lot 103 Luckie St. NW $15

The walk from the most affordable Lanier Parking lot to the arena can take up to 15 minutes. If you wish to park your vehicle in an area closer to the entrance, choose another facility from our list.

Transportation to the Arena

To avoid driving and parking, consider using budget-friendly public transit! State Farm Arena is just a 5-minute walk away from the GWCC/CNN Center station, which is served by the Blue and Green lines of MARTA. If traveling from the north or south, exit at the Five Points Station and transfer onto a westbound train. A regular MARTA fare is $2.50. If you opt for this transportation option, you’ll easily get to the arena by following the signs from the station. Alternatively, you may use app-based services like Uber and Lyft. The rideshare pick-up zone is at 12 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, and the closest gates are gates 2, 4, and 5. If you’re flying into ATL, use a Lyft from Atlanta Airport or an Atlanta Airport shuttle!

Other Helpful Parking Guides

In addition to State Farm Arena parking, Parking Access guides cover many other similar venues across the country, such as Amalie Arena and Ball Arena. However, we can also assist you in finding discounted parking at various other locations. Atlanta residents and visitors should take a look at the following guides and learn more about:

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