Game Themes


Our game themes give us a chance to turn up the entertainment value and experience in the arena! Step battles, drum lines, retro gear, costumes and more! Find the theme games you’ll have the most fun with and bring your crew!

Praise ATL

Sunday, 6/11 – vs. Connecticut Sun

Formerly called our Faith and Family night, this game will be a celebration of the energy, entertainment and talent of the faith-based community in Atlanta. We’ll feature the personalities, voices and stars that give believers in Atlanta more reason to be excited than anywhere else! With a 4:00pm Tip Off, fans will have plenty of time to make the game after Sunday services.

Sneakerhead Night

Friday, 6/23 – vs. New York Liberty

Sneaker culture and Atlanta culture are synonymous with each other. This event is all about the kicks! From the sneakers our players arrive in, to the kicks of our fans and celebrity game attendees, we’ll highlight all the style of the ATL. We’ll also feature the best of ATL sneaker design, and give all sneakerheads a dazzling display showcasing why no city does sneakers like Atlanta.

Pride Night

Friday, 6/30 – vs. Washington Mystics

One of our most popular theme nights is back! We will feature the best of the ATL-based entertainment options in the Pride community and deck out the arena in a vivid Pride-themed montage! The night will include giveaways, video board graphics and decor. Select Pride merch items will also be a big component for this night, as we know this is a driver for Pride-themed sports events in Atlanta.

90s Night

Tuesday, 7/18 – vs. Minnesota Lynx

This one is for all the 90s Kids (or anyone that likes having fun)! We will reach back in time to the 90’s and celebrate “Old” Atlanta and this special period around the city. We’ll have 90s performers that will get Gateway Arena rocking, and merch items, including… exclusive Atlanta Dream Starter Jackets for sale! We’ll also have giveaways, special concourse activations and more!

Super Hero Night

Tuesday, 7/25 – vs. Phoenix Mercury

We want you to star in your own comic book, just as our players play the role of female super heroes in Atlanta! The evening will feature incredible graphics, special giveaways and a lot more. But the star of the night will be the costumes and characters created by the fans that write the story that night.

Back to School Night

Sunday, 7/30 – vs. Washington Mystics

One last great summer outing with the family before school starts! This event will also feature a celebration of the legacy of Atlanta and civil rights icon John Lewis. The night will include a special musical performance of Lift Every Voice, and we’ll help local Atlanta students who need a hand with Coach Tanisha Wright’s Book Back Drive.

Back to School Night

Sunday, 8/6 – vs. Indiana Fever

This game promises to be the best eating experience of the 2023 Atlanta Dream season! We are going to highlight the best of Southside’s local restaurants and host a pregame “Taste of the Southside.” Pizza. Wings. Burgers. Southern Comfort. And more! This will include a pregame food truck area in the lot with beer vendors providing fans a fun experience. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find your taste at this game!

Divine Nine Night

Tuesday, 8/22 – vs. Las Vegas Aces

Possibly our highest energy theme night of 2022 is back! Step shows, musical performances, and strolls will all keep you on your feet! Our Divine Nine night will highlight the nine historically African American Greek organizations and feature members of each sorority & fraternity through the Pan-Hellenic Council to help our game day entertainment. And we will be offering an exclusive Atlanta Dream D9 merch item at this game!

$5 from every single-game ticket sold will benefit scholarship funding for Atlanta students through our partnership with the National Pan-Hellenic of Greater Atlanta.

HBCU Night

Tuesday, 8/29 – vs. Phoenix Mercury

Our HBCU night will be a night of celebrating the HBCU community. We’ll feature the spirit of HBCU halftime entertainment, from drumline to dance teams! And we’ll tap into both school pride and rivalries with in-game activations that will give fans a chance to voice that school spirit! Game attendees will have access to the rollout of an exclusive HBCU-themed merchandise rollout and we’ll also have in-game giveaways!

$5 from every single-game ticket sold will benefit scholarship funding for Atlanta students through our partnership with the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance.