Georgia Dome

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Project Location:  
Atlanta
Project Sector:  
Sports/Leisure
Architect:  
Heery Int'l; Rosser Int'l
Thompson
Vetulett
Stainback & Associates
General Contractor:  
Beers
Russell
Holder

The Georgia Dome, opened in 1992 as the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world and is located in downtown Atlanta. The Dome was the host to Super Bowl XXVIII and XXXIV, host of the gymnastics and basketball events for the 1996 Olympic Games and host to the NCAA Men's Final Four three times (2002, 2007, 2013) and the NCAA Women's Final Four in 2003. The Georgia Dome is the home stadium for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and Georgia State University. Annually, the Dome hosts the SEC Football Championship, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, and the Georgia High School Football State Championships among other events. A total of 8,300 tons of reinforced steel was used to construct the Dome. The 290-foot high roof is composed of 130 Teflon-coated fiberglass panels - covering 8.6 acres. The roof's supporting cable totals 11.1 miles and the Dome is as tall as a 27-story building. The Dome features a 74,288 capacity for football, as well as arena and stadium configurations for audiences of 20,000 to 80,000. The Dome also features 203 luxurious private suites on two levels. The July 26, 1999 issue of Engineering News Record lists The 125 Top Projects for the last 125 Years. The Georgia Dome is listed as the outstanding project of 1992. The Georgia Dome will be replaced in few years by the construction of the New Falcons Stadium on a nearby site. 

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