Georgia Dome to Join Iconic Sites in Georgia with Business History Initiative Historical Marker

Atlanta, August 30, 2018 – The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) announced today that they will dedicate a new Georgia Business History historical marker recognizing Atlanta’s iconic Georgia Dome. The dedication will take place Thursday, September 6, at 10:00 a.m. at the former site of the Georgia Dome, now the Home Depot Back Yard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 Backyard Way in Atlanta. The historical marker is sponsored by GHS and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.

“GHS is excited to highlight the huge role that the Georgia Dome played in shaping not only the physical landscape of Atlanta, but also the cultural and economic landscape of the city and the state of Georgia,” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society. “From its beginnings as an architectural marvel, to its role as a host site during the 1996 Olympic Games and the home of the Atlanta Falcons for 25 seasons, the Georgia Dome’s legacy will be ensured for future generations through this new historical marker.

In addition to Dr. Groce, speakers for the event will include Carl Adkins, Executive Director, Super Bowl Host Committee; The Honorable Calvin Smyre, Georgia House of Representatives; Frank Poe, Executive Director of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority; and Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Chairman, GHS Board of Curators.

For more information regarding the Georgia Dome historical marker dedication please contact Patricia Meagher, Director of Communications at pmeagher@georgiahistory.com or by phone at 912-651-2125, ext. 153 or Jaleesa Fears, Senior Communications Specialist GWCCA at JFears@GWCC.com, telephone (404) 223-4013.

What: The Georgia Dome Historical Marker Dedication
When: Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Home Depot Back Yard, 1 Backyard Way, Atlanta

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ABOUT THE GEORGIA HISTORICAL MARKER PROGRAM
The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) administers Georgia’s historical marker program. Over the past 20 years, GHS has erected over 250 new historical markers across the state on a wide variety of subjects. GHS also maintains the more than 2,100 markers installed by the State of Georgia prior to 1998. Online mapping tools allow users to design driving routes based on historical markers, and a mobile app helps visitors locate and learn about markers nearby.Visit georgiahistory.com for more ways to use Georgia’s historical markers and experience history where it happened.


ABOUT GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.
To learn more visit georgiahistory.com.


ABOUT THE GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER AUTHORITY

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus, which includes the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Junior Achievement Discovery Center and state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world. Learn more about why at www.gwcca.org.

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