The Georgia Dome is a stadium in Atlanta, Georgia and is the home stadium of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. The stadium was completed in 1992 and cost over $120 million. It originally had AstroTurf but has since upgraded to the state-of-the-art FieldTurf that is being widely used in the NFL. There have been many renovations since its opening, including a sound system, big HD screens by each end zone and new seats in the 100 and 300 levels.
The Georgia Dome seats approximately 74,228 fans for football games, which is its main purpose. Basketball is just under that at 71,000. The dome is the largest cable-supported dome in the world and the roof is made from fiberglass fabric. Before the opening of the Millennium Dome in London, the Georgia Dome was the biggest hooked dome structure in the world. It is still the biggest indoor sporting venue in the United States. Currently, the Falcons are moving forward with plans to build a “New Falcons Stadium.” If plans are set, the Georgia Dome would likely be demolished.
Concerts at the Georgia Dome
The Georgia Dome occasionally hosts concerts for some of the biggest touring acts in the world, as it can fit up to 80,000 fans in it at any given time. Since it is very busy with sporting events, it doesn’t happen often, but artists like Kenny Chesney and One Direction have filled the stadium for shows.
Georgia Dome Venue Guide
What can I not take into the stadium for a football game at the Georgia Dome?
The NFL checks all bags thoroughly, so make sure you don’t have any of the following common items or they will be confiscated prior to entry: backpacks, food, beverages, video recorders, noisemakers, bottles or cans.
Do my kids need a ticket?
For most events, children under 33’’ in height may enter without a ticket, but they must sit in a guardian’s lap. Check with the Georgia Dome ahead of time to make sure.
What’s the best way to get to the Georgia Dome?
The Vine City MARTA station is right outside Gate A and is the best way to get to the Georgia Dome. Check for parking passes if you must drive.