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Georgia Dome


Location One Georgia Dome Drive, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Opened 1992
Owner State of Georgia
Operator Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost $214 million
Architect Heery International; Rosser FABRAP International; and Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates (TVS)
Tenants
Atlanta Falcons (NFL) (1992-present)
Atlanta Hawks (NBA) (1997-1999)
Capacity
71,228

The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia that is owned and operated by The State of Georgia who operates The Dome, The Georgia World Congress Center, and Centennial Olympic Park. The Dome is home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and the annual host to the Southeastern Conference Football Championship Game, The Chick-fil-a Bowl (formerly known as The Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl and The Peach Bowl) post-season college football games, and since 2004 the FIRST World Championships. It was also home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks during the construction of Philips Arena from 1997 to 1999, as well as hosting basketball and gymnastics during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Since 1994. The Dome has Hosted two Super Bowls and has also been host to both the Men's and Women's NCAA Final Four Basketball National Championships and several SEC and ACC Basketball Championships. Image File history File links GADomeLogo. ... 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City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major convention center in Atlanta, run by the state of Georgia. ... Fountain of Rings Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 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Virginia Tech and Georgia prepare to kickoff in the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl
Virginia Tech and Georgia prepare to kickoff in the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl

It also hosted Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, as well as the prestigious NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball National Championship in 2002 and 2007 along with regional semi-finals and finals in 2001 and 2006 and NCAA Women's Final Four in 2003. The Dome has been host to many WCW Monday Nitro and WWE RAW live events, including the now-infamous "Fingerpoke of Doom" in 1999 as well as the memorable championship bout between Bill Goldberg and Hulk Hogan. Since 2004, the Georgia Dome has annually hosted the FIRST Robotics Championship Event. Also, Drum Corps International held its first event at the Georgia Dome in July 2006 when the Dome hosted DCI Atlanta - The Southeastern Championship. As a result of damage done to the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana by Hurricane Katrina, the Sugar Bowl game was played at the Georgia Dome on January 2, 2006 which was the first time "the South's Biggest Bowl Game" was ever played outside the state of Louisiana. The Sugar Bowl finished a string of three football games in four days that started with the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl between LSU and Miami (Florida) and an NFL game between the Falcons and the Carolina Panthers two days later. While playing at the Georgia Dome the Atlanta Hawks broke the NBA single-game attendance record with 62,046 fans. The Georgia Dome also hosts the Georgia High School Association football state playoff semifinals . Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 690 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Georgia Dome NCAA football bowl games, 2006-07 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... 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Date January 30, 1994 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Emmitt Smith, Running back Favorite Cowboys by 10 National anthem Natalie Cole Coin toss Joe Namath Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker Attendance 72,817 TV in the United States... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Final four redirects here. ... 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The Georgia Dome was completed in 1992 at a cost of $214 million (US) which came from the Georgia General Assembly making it one of the largest state funded construction projects in state history. It seats 71,228 for football, and can hold approximately: 75,000 for concerts, 53,000 for basketball when the dome is fully open and 40,000 for basketball and gymnastics when the dome is sectioned off(one half closed off by a large curtain). The structure is located on 9.19 acres (37,200 m²) of land; the dome has a height of 270.67 feet (82.5 meters), a structure length of 744.75 feet (227 meters), a structure width of 606.96 feet (185 meters), and a total floor area of 102,149.51 ft² (9,490 m²). The dome is the largest cable-supported dome in the world. Its roof is made of teflon-coated fiberglass fabric (which is strong and lightweight) and has an area of 374,584.08 ft² (34,800 m²). From its completion until the December 31, 1999 opening of the 20-acre Millennium Dome in London, it was the largest domed structure of any type in the world, but still remains the largest indoor sporting facility in the United States. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... 6 or 15cm outside diameter, oil-cooled cables, traversing the Grand Coulee Dam throughout. ... Teflon is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a polymer of fluorinated ethylene. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The O2 redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


The Georgia Dome originally had AstroTurf artificial surface for its football events. In 2003 Arthur Blank, the new owner of the Atlanta Falcons, personally paid for the new state-of-the-art FieldTurf artificial surface system, which was installed just weeks before the opening of the 2003 pre-season. Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ...


See also

Tensile architecture is a relatively new field of architecture devoted to lightweight membrane structures. ... The worlds first steel tensile structure by Vladimir Shukhov (during construction), Nizhny Novgorod, 1896 The Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Kings Domain, Melbourne A tensile structure is a construction of elements carrying only tension and no compression or bending. ...

External links

  • The Georgia Dome's Official Website
  • Structurae: Georgia Dome

Coordinates: 33°45′27.41″N, 84°24′03.50″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Preceded by
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
19661991
Home of the
Atlanta Falcons

1992–current
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Omni Coliseum
19721997
Home of the
Atlanta Hawks

19971999
Succeeded by
Philips Arena
1999–present
Preceded by
Louisiana Superdome
19752004
Home of the
Sugar Bowl

2005
Succeeded by
Louisiana Superdome
2006-present
Preceded by
Rose Bowl Stadium
Super Bowl XXVII
Host of Super Bowl XXVIII
1994
Succeeded by
Joe Robbie Stadium
Super Bowl XXIX
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Pro Player Stadium
Super Bowl XXXIII
Host of Super Bowl XXXIV
2000
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Raymond James Stadium
Super Bowl XXXV
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RivalsNew Orleans SaintsCarolina PanthersTampa Bay BuccaneersPhiladelphia Eagles Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a baseball, football and soccer stadium that formerly stood in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 1966 NFL season was the 47th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Philips Arena is a indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Superdome redirects here. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American football game. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Superdome redirects here. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article is about the Los Angeles stadium. ... Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob... Date January 30, 1994 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Emmitt Smith, Running back Favorite Cowboys by 10 National anthem Natalie Cole Coin toss Joe Namath Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker Attendance 72,817 TV in the United States... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium, baseball configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium [1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium, baseball configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium [1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Raymond James Stadium is a stadium for American football and soccer located in Tampa, Florida. ... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... The NFC South refers to the Southern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League that was created in 2002 when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a baseball, football and soccer stadium that formerly stood in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Arthur Blank is one of the co-founders of Home Depot. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Freddie Falcon is the offical mascot of the NFLs Atlanta Falcons. ... Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

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