Several streets and parts of Atlanta’s transit system will close, police said, as many of the city’s residents watch the blast against the early-morning sky. The city’s tallest hotel Authentic Jason Heyward Jersey , the 73-story Westin Peachtree Plaza with a view of the dome, even plans a ”Georgia Dome implosion party” in its restaurant and bar near the very top.
In addition to the retractable roof that opens like a camera lens, Mercedes-Benz Stadium boasts a 1,100-foot ”halo board” video display and a giant steel sculpture of a falcon with its 70-foot wingspan at one of the main entrances.
The idea for the Georgia Dome dates to the mid-1980s, when civic leaders recommended a domed football stadium adjoining the city’s largest convention center, the Georgia World Congress Center.
Rankin M. Smith Sr. Authentic Cordy Glenn Jersey , who owned the Falcons at the time, discussed having the team play in the dome but also various other options such as building an open-air stadium in Atlanta’s northeastern suburbs 30 miles from downtown and even moving the franchise to Jacksonville, Florida.
In the fall of 1987, a brochure envisioned the future ”Georgia Dome” as the new home of the Falcons and a possible site for the Super Bowl, NCAA basketball tournament, Peach Bowl Baker Mayfield Super Bowl LI Jersey , high school football playoffs and even tractor pulls.
The dome hosted those, and many more.
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Now, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host this season’s College Football Playoff championship game, the Super Bowl in 2019 and the Final Four in 2020.
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The stadium was originally set to open in March, but that was pushed back multiple times as engineers struggled to finish the roof.
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