Deal Inauguration Moved Indoors

Poor Nathan Deal. Four years ago, the Governor’s public swearing in ceremony had to be cancelled due to an ice storm that shut down Atlanta for almost a week. This week, however, it looks like rain will move the ceremonies indoors instead of the just completed Liberty Plaza.

From an email:

The National Weather Service forecasts “likely” rain for Monday, Jan. 12, with temperatures in the high 40s. Out of an abundance of caution, and with the health and safety of inaugural guests in mind, the swearing-in ceremony will be moved indoors from Liberty Plaza to the State Capitol. Gov. Nathan Deal and our constitutional officers will take the oath of office in the House Chamber.

While moving the event indoors limits seating and crowd capacity, the wellbeing and comfort of our guests is of utmost importance. With that in mind, please review the ticket information below for revised seating information.

Swearing-in ceremony viewing locations are as follows:
Orange tickets — The Freight Depot
Yellow tickets — The Freight Depot
*The ceremony will be streamed live on several screens throughout The Freight Depot.
*The Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King Junior Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Blue tickets — James H. “Sloppy Floyd” Building
Purple tickets — James H. “Sloppy Floyd” Building
*The ceremony will be streamed live to the Floyd Room.
*James H. “Sloppy Floyd” Building
200 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30334
Floyd Room (Floor 20)

Black tickets — Senate Gallery and/or House Appropriations Committee Room 341
Green tickets — Senate Gallery and/or House Appropriations Committee Room 341
*The ceremony will be streamed live to the Senate Gallery and the House Appropriations Committee Room, located in Room 341 of the State Capitol.
*Seating is first come, first served. Please be seated prior to 1:15 p.m.
*State Capitol
206 Washington St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

White tickets — House Gallery
*The swearing-in ceremony will take place in the House Chamber.
*Seating is first come, first served. Please be seated prior to 1:15 p.m.
*206 State Capitol
206 Washington St.
Atlanta, GA 30334

The Will Call pick-up location remains the same:
Office of Planning and Budget
2 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334
Sunday, Jan 11: 1 p.m. to 5 pm.
Monday, Jan 12: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parking and transportation information listed on your ticket will also remain the same, and an attendant will be on hand at each facility to assist guests. The prayer service will continue as scheduled.

On behalf of the Deal Inaugural Committee, I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause Thank you for your continued support and safe travels.

Best,
Tom Willis
Executive Director
Deal Inaugural Committee