Photo courtesy @GeorgiaDome
Georgia Dome crews were finishing painting West Virginia in the end zone Friday afternoon.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fans of the WVU Mountaineers are familiar with the trip to the Georgia Dome as they took off Friday for the season opener against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

The last time thousands of gold and blue clad fans traveled there was the 2006 Sugar Bowl when the Mountaineers upset Georgia.

The West Virginia Turnpike reported busy southbound traffic Friday. Yeager Airport in Charleston also reported brisk business with its four daily flights to Atlanta. Airport Manager Rick Atkinson said fans wouldn’t even have to get rental vehicles.

“They have a nice light rail and subway system to all the downtown hotels and the Georgia Dome is close to a lot of those hotels,” Atkinson said.

Mountaineer fans are expected to be out in full force for Saturday’s 3:30 kickoff. Atkinson said a Mountaineer victory would make the visit to Atlanta that much sweeter.

“Atlanta is just a great city to enjoy. It offers evening activities, dining, shopping and of course a football game and hopefully a win against ‘bama,” he said.

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    'Lets Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Mountaineers!!!!!!!!!!"

  • Mountain Navy

    What a waste of money.

  • Ole Sasquatch

    Were moving into the South to take out Bama.
    "Then were coming for yoouu!!! Barak O'Bama!!!"

  • WV Common Tater

    When you win after a long trip to the game, it's a fun thing going home. However, when you lose, the long trip home is a downer.

    • Ole Sasquatch

      This is absolutely the perfect song and attitude to have on your way back and play it loud.

      You need to go to song #20 - Lonesome Road Blues

      • Shadow

        Thanks. Good music

        • Ole Sasquatch

          I personally know The Stray Birds well.
          Their only in their 20s'. Great people out of Lancaster, Pa.

  • vandalia

    I like:
    Alabama 35 - West Virginia 38.
    Go Mountaineers !

    • Mountain Navy

      Bama 101 Eeers 0.

  • GoEers


  • any major dude

    WVU travels well. We love out FB team! Go Mountaineers!!!!!