The Falcons have played in the NFL since 1966, being met with various levels of success over the course of their history. Atlanta didn’t reach the playoffs for the first time until 1978—posting just two winning seasons in the franchise’s first 12 years of existence. With Steve Bartkowski under center, the Falcons made the playoffs five times from 1978-1982, winning its first division title. Atlanta was up and down for two and a half decades after making the playoffs in 1982, returning to the postseason five more times before hiring Mike Smith in 2008 as the team’s new coach. Smith’s Falcons with Matt Ryan leading the way has had a winning record in each of his five seasons at the helm. Atlanta has made the playoffs in four of those years and won two division titles. The Falcons have remembered eight players in the team’s Ring of Honor. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Atlanta Falcons tickets.
2016 Falcons Season Preview
The Atlanta Falcons struggles continued in 2014, with the team losing 6 of their first 8 games. The dynamic receiving duo of Julio Jones and Roddy White saw their chances diminished due to the terrible play of the Falcons defense. The Falcons drafted 4 defensive players in the 2015 NFL Draft to try and sure up their defense. First and second round picks Vic Beasley and Jalen Collins are expected to get playing time immediately and should help keep the ball in Matt Ryan’s hands. Despite finishing 6-10 last season, the Falcons were only 1 game out of 1st place in a weak NFC South. The 2015 Atlanta Falcons should continue to be one of the most talented offensive teams in the NFC and if the defense can take a step in the right direction, could be in contention for a trip to the playoffs.
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Atlanta Falcons Football at the Georgia Dome Address: 1 Georgia Dome Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30313
The Falcons play their home games at the Georgia Dome, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The domed stadium creates an intimidating environment for opponents playing in front of more than 71 thousand screaming Falcon fans. Get to the Georgia Dome early on game day and visit the State Farm Falcons Landing, where fans of all ages can play games, win giveaways, and see performances from the Falcons’ cheerleaders, a DJ and the Atlanta Falcons Drumline. TicketCity is the best place to buy tickets for all Atlanta Falcons football games. The Atlanta Falcons home bench is on the Georgia Dome sideline with sections 111-120. Georgia Dome parking information is covered in our Falcons event guide.
This rivalry has often times been referred to as the “Southern Showdown” and is the oldest and most established rivalry in the division. With 9+ division titles between the two teams, the stakes are at its highest when they play against each other. The fan bases consider this matchup the most hated and intense of all the other opponents they play and with two games a year, this rivalry will only continue to grow.
Falcons vs. Eagles
This rivalry is based off the results on the field and not because they are division foes or play in the same state. With multiple playoff matchups and numerous close games over the years dating back to their first game in 1966, this rivalry has become as an intense as any division matchup.
This rivalry, also known as the “I-85 Rivalry” because both cities are only separated by five hours on Interstate 85, has become one of the better division rivalries in the NFL since their first matchup in 1995. They may not have played in as many contests as some of the historical rivalries, but with more than 6 division titles between the two teams, this rivalry only continues to get better.
Falcons in the Super Bowl, NFC Championship and NFL Playoffs
With an NFC Championship, multiple division titles and 10+ playoff appearances, the Falcons continue to build a resume that puts them in the conversation as one of the better organizations in the NFL. The recent success in Atlanta has only added to the talk that the Falcons are of the top franchises in football.
Atlanta Falcons Event Guide
Where is the best place to park at the Georgia Dome?
The majority of parking at the Georgia Dome is condensed to one area. On the southeast corner of the stadium are three large parking lots. Just to the south of Ga. Dome Drive is the Orange Lot, which extends all the way to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Next to the Orange lot on the other side of Mangum Street is the Brown Lot, which also extends to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Centennial Olympic Park. Slightly north of the Brown Lot is the Red Deck, which sits in-between the Georgia Dome and Phillips Arena on Andrew Young International Boulevard. There is another small parking deck immediately to the north of the arena that usually fills up quickly. If you are not afraid of a little walk there are two parking lots a few blocks away at the corner of Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard and Northside Drive.
How can I buy cheap Atlanta Falcons tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Atlanta Falcons tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Falcons tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee NFC opponents, like the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase Atlanta Falcons tickets near face value.
What time do the gates open prior to a Falcons game?
Gates at the Georgia Dome open 90 minutes before kickoff.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Atlanta Falcons football schedule?
The Falcons 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NFL. The Falcons plays in the NFC South, which means games against the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Game times are announced by the NFL as soon as the TV schedule is set. Atlanta Falcons home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Falcons news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Atlanta Falcons team roster.
Where are good places to eat before a Falcons game?
Atlanta is known for having unbelievable southern dining. Of the dozens of great southern food restaurants we like Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, and South City Kitchen. Barbeque fans should try Daddy D’z BBQ Joint, Smoke ring, or Lowiq Barbq. The Drafting Table Pub, Midtown Tavern, and Porkman’s Table are three fun gastropubs that have great menus. For a more upscale dining experience check out Morton’s The Steakhouse, Bacchanalia, or Empire State South. Lunacy Black Market is a trendier option that has an unbelievable menu, a fun atmosphere, and is overall a unique dining experience. Other good places in the area are Ted’s Montana Grill, Alma Cocina, and Bottle Rocket.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
If your child is less than 33 inches tall they will be allowed to enter the Georgia Dome without a ticket, but must sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game.
Can I buy Atlanta Falcons season tickets?
Atlanta Falcons season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Atlanta Falcons season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at the Georgia dome.
What is a unique experience at an Atlanta Falcons game?
Falcon Landing is an NFL theme park with interactive games, live music, food, drink and autograph sessions. It is located on the International Plaza. This is located between Philips arena and the Georgia Dome. Entertainment changes weekly and it is completely FREE.