Georgia Dome

Former domed stadium located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia Dome
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Georgia Dome Eagles at Falcons September 18, 2011.jpg
September 2011
Address1 Georgia Dome Drive Northwest
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°45′29″N 84°24′04″W / 33.758°N 84.401°W / 33.758; -84.401Coordinates: 33°45′29″N 84°24′04″W / 33.758°N 84.401°W / 33.758; -84.401
Public transitDome / GWCC / Philips Arena / CNN Center (MARTA station)
Vine City (MARTA station)
OwnerGeorgia World Congress Center Authority
OperatorGeorgia World Congress Center Authority
CapacityFootball: 71,228
Georgia State football: 28,155[4]
Basketball: 71,000[5]
Total Capacity: 80,000[6]
SurfaceFieldTurf (2003–2017)
AstroTurf (1992–2002)
Construction
Broke groundNovember 22, 1989
OpenedSeptember 6, 1992
ClosedJune 9, 2017[1]
DemolishedNovember 20, 2017
Construction cost$214 million
($390 million in 2019 dollars[2])
ArchitectHeery International; Rosser FABRAP International; and tvsdesign
Project managerBarton-Malow[3]
Structural engineerWeidlinger Associates[3]
General contractorBeers/Georgia Dome Team[3]
Tenants
College football

Peach Bowl (NCAA) (19932016)
Georgia State Panthers (NCAA) (20102016)
Celebration Bowl (NCAA) (20152016)

Professional football

Atlanta Falcons (NFL) (19922016)

Basketball
Atlanta Hawks (NBA) (19971999)

The Georgia Dome was a domed stadium in the Southeastern United States. Located in Atlanta between downtown to the east and Vine City to the west, it was owned and operated by the State of Georgia as part of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Its successor, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, was built adjacent to the south and opened on August 26, 2017. The Georgia Dome was demolished on November 20, 2017.[7]

The Georgia Dome was the home stadium for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) and the Georgia State University Panthers football team. It hosted two Super Bowls (XXVIII and XXXIV), 25 editions of the Peach Bowl (January 1993–December 2016) and 23 SEC Championship Games (19942016). In addition, the Georgia Dome also hosted several soccer matches since 2009 with attendances over 50,000. In its 25 years of operation, the Georgia Dome hosted over 1,400 events attended by over 37 million people.[8] The Georgia Dome was the only stadium in the United States to host the Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four.[9][10][11]

At its debut in 1992, the Georgia Dome was the second-largest covered stadium in the world by capacity, behind the Pontiac Silverdome; it was also surpassed by AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

  1. ^ Tucker, Tim. "Georgia Dome implosion date set". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Cable Top Football Columbia University
  4. ^ "Georgia Dome". Georgia State Athletics. Archived from the original on September 18, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "Southeastern Conference". www.secsports.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2008.
  6. ^ Tucker, Tim (April 1, 2013). "Georgia Dome has a new look for Final Four". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  7. ^ Martin, Jill (November 20, 2017). "Georgia Dome imploded after 25 years of use". CNN. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Tucker, Tim (September 16, 2017). "Liquidating the Georgia Dome: Memorabilia sale underway". The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Martin, Jill. "Georgia Dome farewell for Atlanta Falcons". CNN.
  11. ^ "Final Year - Georgia World Congress Center Authority". www.gwcca.org.

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