As you may know, we had initially rescheduled our annual Founders Day Dinner from March to October as a result of COVID-19. Unfortunately, we are cancelling our re-scheduled event and the next Founders Day Dinner will take place on March 26, 2022.
We apologize for having to do this, but are fully confident that this is the right decision. We are making it for two reasons:
First, the local COVID-19 situation has gotten worse over the past several weeks to the point where we felt uncomfortable holding an indoor event at this time. As much as we would have liked to have held the event, the safety of our members is paramount, and we were simply not comfortable executing under these conditions.
Secondly, we polled membership about their interest in attending the re-scheduled event in October, and the demand simply was not there. Less than 20% of respondents were interested in attending, and interest amongst this audience dropped by nearly half when respondents learned that masks and social distancing, which are required by the venue, would be in effect. I’m sure this is disappointing to some of you, but ultimately cancelling this re-scheduled event was the right decision at this time.
Thank you for your continued support of WPSA! We look forward to seeing you in the future.
Alex Mikstas (’09) Bryan Spencer (’08) West Point Society of Atlanta Co-Presidents
The WPSA Army/GSU Tailgate on September 4th is completely sold out. The venue is currently at capacity.
We thank our members for their support and for their interest. Looking forward to kicking off the season with an Army win!
Updated August 18, 2021
Please note details below on COVID update, Game/Parking Tickets, and Tailgate Details:
COVID Tailgate Update
Due to the spike in COVID cases, please note that the following measures are being taken to help make the tailgate safer for all guests:
Masks are now required by the venue unless you’re actively eating or drinking.
The event will be spread across indoor/outdoor patio sections with seats available a first-come, first-served basis.
For those outdoors, note that there is no overhead cover, and this is a rain-or-shine, no refunds event, so please be prepared for any inclement weather if you wind up seated outside.
Finally, we are capping attendance at 325 guests. We have currently sold close to 250 tickets, so ensure you purchase before we run out of space!
WPSA will be buying out Wood’s Chapel BBQ, which is roughly 5 minutes walking distance to the stadium, to hold a pre-game event on game day. This will be in lieu of a traditional outdoor tailgate.
Tickets can be purchased at this link. (Note: Prices will increase once we reach half capacity, so get your tickets now!)
Location: Wood’s Chapel BBQ Address: 85 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 Phone: 404-522-3000 Directions to stadium here -The event will be primarily held in an outdoor patio about 5 minutes away from GSU stadium. There is no overhead cover, so please dress accordingly for inclement weather!
Time: Doors open on September 4th at 9:30 AM, and close at kickoff (12PM)
Menu: Wood’s Chapel will offer a breakfast menu consisting of the following options: – Scrambled Eggs – Applewood Smoked Bacon – House-Made Breakfast Sausage – Skillet Potatoes – Cheese Grits – Fruit Platter – Southern Style Biscuits and Gravy – Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Coffee, OJ, Sweet/Unsweet Tea, Soft Drinks)
Drink: Alcohol is available for purchase (separately from your admissions ticket) from Wood’s Chapel. Full bar includes beer, wine, liquor, Bloody Marys & Mimosas.
TailgateTickets: Tickets are available at this link for the following prices: General Admission: $45 Children (6-12): $25 Children Under 6: FREE
Game Tickets & Parking:
Game tickets will be available for purchase from GSU on Monday, August 16th. They will be priced at $45/each and can be purchased directly from GSU’s website
Parking Tickets will be priced at $20 per space in the Orange Lot. WPSA will send out a link to membership that allows guests to purchase directly from GSU.
For those wondering why we aren’t able to hold an outdoor event like we did in 2019, GSU is not able to provide space for a tailgate due to heavy construction around the stadium, which is severely limiting parking lot availability. WPSA also explored the possibility of holding a tailgate elsewhere in Atlanta, however this was not feasible due to both cost and time prohibitive permitting requirements from the City of Atlanta, which were further exacerbated by COVID-19 limitations.
Note: If you were planning to hold an independent tailgate this year, we strongly recommend that you contact GSU to see if your event is feasible given the space limitations that exist around the stadium.
Thanks for your patience this year. We are looking forward to seeing you at Wood’s Chapel and kicking off the season with an Army win!
West Point Society of Atlanta Board of Governors
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The West Point Society of Atlanta has 4 great events scheduled this month.
We are a hosting a webinar with LTG Bob Caslen ’75 on his new book The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity. This webinar is scheduled for Thursday evening, December 10th at 6:30pm. See more information here.
Army Navy Viewing party – VENUE CHANGE – Primary location – North River Tavern, Sandy Springs, Dec 12th at 3:00pm. See more information here.
Army/ Navy Viewing party – Alternate location- Outdoors in Peachtree Corners Town Green, on Saturday, Dec 12th at 3:00pm. See more information here.
Army / Navy Viewing party – Southside location – Y-Knots Sports Bar and Grill, Peachtree City (21 years old +), on Saturday, Dec 12th at 3:00pm. See more information here.
Parking Info (lots open at 7:30 a.m. for pass holders)
Fans who purchased a parking pass in advance can enter the lots as early as 7:30 a.m.
FROM THE AIRPORT AND THE SOUTH: Take exit #246-Fulton Street.
FROM THE NORTH: Take Exit # 246 – Fulton Street.
FROM THE EAST: Take Exit #58-B-Hill Street. Turn left onto Hill Street. Turn right onto Glenwood. Glenwood becomes Fulton Street.
FROM THE WEST: Take Exit #56-B-Windsor St./Spring Street. Turn right onto Windsor Street. Turn left onto Fulton Street.
Tailgate located in the southwest corner of the Blue Lot.
General Information: Bring a poncho and cold weather gear (umbrellas not allowed in stadium). Tailgate will be located in the southwest corner of the Blue Lot and will be from 2:30 to 6:45 pm; stadium opens at 5:30; kickoff at 7:00 pm. The tailgate pep rally will be approximately 5-6 pm led by the Superintendent and sponsors. The West Point Band, Rabble Rousers, and Falcons’ Cheerleaders will also provide entertainment. There will be plenty of tables and chairs.
Please PRINT your 1) Tailgate Ticket, 2) Parking Pass if applicable, 3) Game Ticket. We cannot help after Friday, 4pm with any inquiries as GSU will be closed.
Specific Instructions: Bring your tailgate tickets (receipt from purchase or special ticket issued by Jan Heath). If your party is coming in multiple groups, please provide them with copies of your receipt to facilitate entry. You will turn in your tailgate passes upon entry.
Bring your parking pass (either printed copy or on mobile device); it is “general” parking–not numbered. Parking passes were sent via email from Georgia State University. Please allow enough time to enter Blue Lot and park.
The Blue Parking Lot is sold out so please call the GSU Ticket Office at 404-413-4173 or 404-413-4020 to purchase a parking pass in the Orange Lot.
Bring your ID; wrist bands will issued according to age.
You will be given a meal ticket when you enter tailgate: choice of Fox Bros BBQ or Chick-fil-A meal. Beer, lemonade, sweet and unsweet tea, and water provided. This is for the 1st serving round to ensure everyone gets something to eat. There will be plenty of food, so do not despair!
Games area for children and adults: face painting, balloon artist, corn holes, chin-up competition, and football toss.
There will be drawings for two corn hole sets and Falcons’ Tickets in the Owner’s suite. Donations will be accepted. BRING CASH!
Winners must be present to claim their prize(s).
There will be shuttle service from the tailgate to the Stadium FOR ELDERLY, CHILDREN and physically impaired. There will be no return service to the parking lot after the game will be provided (please make arrangements for pickup).
There will be no refunds due to inclement weather.
We MAY allow ticket purchases on Game Day depending on capacity. We cannot have more than 2,000 people. Right now, we have 2,000 coming via confirmed ticket sales. Professional security staff will be present to handle/detain any free loaders.