ATLANTA - The Atlanta Police Department says the city is preparing for big crowds on the Labor Day weekend, with several major events scheduled. Police say hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected in the downtown and midtown areas.
Georgia Tech and Georgia State play home football games, and the Atlanta Braves have home games Thursday through Sunday. The Atlanta Falcons play a preseason game Thursday night.
Just south of the city in Hampton, over 100,000 race fans will attend three NASCAR night races Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
In addition to sports, the city will host the annual DragonCon convention and the Black Gay Pride weekend.
The police department says it will have plenty of personnel on hand to deal with traffic and security issues.