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One of Atlanta’s iconic sports venue has been destroyed. The Georgia Dome was imploded early Monday morning. It was the only facility that can say, it hosted a Super Bowl, Olympics and Final Four.

When it opened, the Georgia Dome was the largest covered stadium in the world, and featured the world’s largest cable-supported fabric roof.
The last event was held in the 25-year-old building in March, and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened next door in August.

The Georgia Dome’s doors opened in 1992 with the Falcons serving as the stadium’s main tenant. It also hosted the Peach Bowl annually, the Celebration Bowl, 1996 Olympics competitions and served as the home of the Georgia State Panthers recently.

Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium cost $1.6 billion to build and hosts Atlanta United FC as well as the Falcons. It will be the new home of the Peach Bowl and Celebration Bowl and will host Super Bowl LIII in February 2019.


The site of the Georgia Dome will be transformed into a green space that will be used for parking and tailgating prior to games and community events on other days.