Georgia Dome through the years


The Georgia Dome is slated to be imploded at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20. There will not be a public viewing area, and many of the roads surrounding the blast zone will be closed for hours before and after the event.

For more than two decades, the stadium played host to dozens of sporting and entertainment events -- from Super Bowls to the 1996 Olympics to U2 to Michael Jordan’s final game as a Bull in Atlanta.

25 years of Georgia Dome moments

The original plan was for the Dome to be imploded in July, but that plan was scrapped in April to keep the building in place as an insurance policy against further construction delays of the new stadium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Dome’s successor, built just feet away, opened in August as the home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS’ Atlanta United FC.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Clemson shows its future is bright in win over The Citadel
Clemson shows its future is bright in win over The Citadel

Next to winning the game Saturday, what Clemson needed to do was keep its injury report from growing any longer than it already was. The Tigers did that and more, pasting The Citadel 61-3 on senior day in their final tune-up before traveling to South Carolina next week. Clemson was in charge from the start and didn’t fail...
What Gary Patterson said after TCU beat Texas Tech 27-3
What Gary Patterson said after TCU beat Texas Tech 27-3

TCU took down Texas Tech 27-3 on Saturday to stay in the driver’s seat for the Big 12 title game. Here’s what coach Gary Patterson had to say after the win. “I told them I was proud of them.” “I told them, you have to decide if you want to be all in. There are players I remember through the years that I know...
What Gus Malzahn said: Tigers players, coaches ‘are going to be ready’ for Iron Bowl
What Gus Malzahn said: Tigers players, coaches ‘are going to be ready’ for Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn hasn’t enjoyed an early morning game in a while and that trend continued as the Tigers downed ULM on Saturday. Gus Malzahn’s team started the day sluggish and never really flipped the switch in Jordan-Hare Stadium. With students home for Thanksgiving break and an epic Iron Bowl looming...
Gus Malzahn offers response to Arkansas rumors following Auburn’s win
Gus Malzahn offers response to Arkansas rumors following Auburn’s win

Gus Malzahn may be coaching his way to the SEC Championship game, but he’s doing so with whispers about a potential departure from Auburn following the regular season. In the days leading up to Auburn’s 42-14 win against Louisiana-Monroe, national football reporters and analysts such as ESPN’s Booger McFarland...
Kansas State owns extremely favorable record when scoring 1st under Bill Snyder
Kansas State owns extremely favorable record when scoring 1st under Bill Snyder

Kansas State football opened the scoring against No. 13 Oklahoma State on Saturday with a 5-yard touchdown rush from quarterback Sylar Thompson. If history is any indicator, getting on the board first may have been exactly what the Wildcats needed if they intend to pull off an upset in Stillwater, Okla. Under head coach Bill...
More Stories