ATLANTA - So far, everyone is calling Atlanta’s Final Four a big success.
The weather has been great, fans from all over the country are enjoying themselves and crowds for the free concerts at Centennial Olympic Park have been gigantic.
But Sunday they got as big as Atlanta Police could let them.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the park is officially closed. There will be no more access tonight.”
That announcement came an hour before the Dave Mathews Band, the evening’s final act, took the stage.
The park reached its brink and Atlanta Police could not let anyone else on the grounds. Even with thousands still waiting in line.
The crowd that could not get was told by officials, “feel free to roam the streets.”
Georgia Tech student Matt Bales was one of them.
“We got shut about an hour ago,” Bales told Channel 2 Action News. “A lot of people are jumping the fences but I can see the stage so I'm happy with that.”
There were no major issues reported during the three days of free concerts at the park. Now everyone turns their attention to Monday’s national championship game.
Atlanta police will stay on high alert, working 12 hour shifts until the game is finished.
“We've got a lot of eyes and ears out there and we've got a lot of cameras watching,” said Atlanta police Major Joseph Spillane.