“Doors will open at 6 p.m. to help fans avoid any delays in entering the arena due to the additional precautionary security procedures put in place. Fans are encouraged to take public transportation [MARTA] to the event and are advised that bags will not be permitted in the arena.”
The IBT reported that the FBI had said in a statement it was aware of an alleged threat by the Islamic State group to stage an attack on a WWE event Sunday in Atlanta. But FBI Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson of the Atlanta office said the bureau did not have “specific or credible information of an attack.”
Security at NFL games has been increased in the nine days since the Paris terrorist attacks. One of the targets for those attacks was a stadium at which France and Germany were playing a soccer game.