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Georgia Dome

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The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia. The stadium is home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. It was also home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks in the past, as well as hosting basketball and gymnastics during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Since 1994, the Dome has annually hosted the SEC football championship game. Less often, it has hosted the SEC and ACC basketball championship tournements. It also hosted Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, as well as the NCAA Final Four in 2002 and NCAA Women's Final Four in 2003. A return engagement for the Men's Final Four will be in 2007.

The stadium was completed in 1992 at a cost of $214 million. It seats 71,228 for football, up to 75,000 for concerts, and up to 40,000 for basketball and gymnastics. The dome is cable-supported, the largest of that type in the world. The roof itself consists of teflon-coated fabric, and weighs just 68 pounds or 31 kilograms. From its opening until the Dec. 31, 1999 opening of the 20-acre Millennium Dome in London, it was the largest domed structure of any type in the world.

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The south face of the Georgia Dome.

 

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Atlanta Botanical Garden | Atlanta Civic Center | Atlanta Cyclorama | Atlanta History Center | Atlanta Symphony Hall | Atlantic Station | Bobby Dodd Stadium | Centennial Olympic Park | Chattahoochee River | CNN Center | Fernbank Science Center | Fox Theatre | Georgia Aquarium | Georgia Dome | Georgia Governor's Mansion | Georgia State Capitol | Georgia World Congress Center | Grant Park | Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport | High Museum of Art | Jimmy Carter Library and Museum | Lenox Square | Margaret Mitchell House and Museum | Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site | Oakland Cemetery | Philips Arena | Phipps Plaza | Piedmont Park | Stone Mountain | The Varsity | Turner Field | Underground Atlanta | Woodruff Arts Center | World of Coca-Cola | Zoo Atlanta
Former: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium | Loew's Grand Theatre | Omni Coliseum | SciTrek | Rich's

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