The Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992, is home field for the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia State University Panthers. In addition to regular season home games for those two teams, it hosts regional championship games and exhibitions throughout the year, including The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, The Southeastern Conference football championship game, and The Georgia High School Football State Championship.
While The Dome is a hot spot for regional and collegiate football fans, it presents a variety of other events for natives and travelers alike. A mixture of sporting events take place there every year, including basketball tournaments and soccer matches. The Dome was even a central venue for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
In addition to the sports activities, the site also hosts an assortment of entertaining events, such as major concerts, religious occasions, and major motorcycle and monster truck shows. Many area high schools even host their graduation ceremonies there.
Dome Fun Facts
The Dome contains 8,300 tons of reinforced steel, making it heavier than the Eiffel Tower.
You could build a sidewalk stretching from Atlanta to Cincinnati with the 110,000 cubic yards of concrete in The Dome. That's 437 miles!
The seven-level stadium takes up 8.9 acres covers 1.6 million square feet.
290 feet high at its highest point, the Dome is as tall as a 27-story skyscraper.
The roof is supported by more than 11 miles of cable. The 8.6 acre covering features 130 fiberglass panels clad with Teflon covering.
Visiting the Georgia Dome
Upcoming Events in 2014
8/28/14 - Chick-fil-A Kickoff: Mississippi vs. Boise State 8/30/14 - Chick-fil-A Kickoff: Alabama vs. West Virginia 12/6/14 - SEC Football Championship
The Georgia Congress Authority operates three adjacent facilities: the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Georgia Dome. With numerous hotels are available near the Georgia Dome and its sister facilities to support visitors, you can attend any event without worrying about traffic.
No matter when you visit, you can usually find something scheduled to take place during your stay in Atlanta. Whether it's a football game or a concert, seeing any event in this spectacular stadium is a memorable experience. But if the stadium lights are out while you visit and you still want to take a look inside this magnificent attraction, ask the concierge at your hotel to get you tickets for a tour. You can also call the stadium directly at 404-223-8687.
The Dome tour stops include the Press Box, the Observation Deck, VIP Suites, Verizon Wireless Club Lounges, the lower level (where the capacity is greater than any other stadium in Georgia), the locker room of the Falcons, and the amazing field.
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