Marker Text: Completed in three years, the $214 million, 71,228-seat Georgia Dome opened on September 6, 1992 as the world’s largest domed stadium, serving as the home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons for twenty-five seasons. The stadium hosted some of the world’s most prestigious sporting and entertainment events, welcoming more than 37 million guests and generating an economic impact of $7 billion dollars. More than 1,400 events took place here, including two Super Bowls (1994, 2000), Olympic events (1996), NCAA Men’s Final Four (2002, 2007, 2013), NCAA Women’s Final Four (2003), twenty-three SEC college football championships, the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl, and two seasons as home court for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks (1997-99). In 2012, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Falcons agreed to build Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in August 2017. The Dome was demolished in November 2017.
Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority