Paying Homage to the Georgia Dome:
Growing up in Marietta, GA I always remember going to Falcons games. From the scenery of downtown Atlanta to the entry gates of the Georgia Dome, I always valued and looked up to the Dome as the symbol of Atlanta. Going to the stadium to support my Falcons with Mike Vick at the helm was something I will never forget. Sitting in the Georgia red seats, looking at the big screens in both end-zones, and hearing the cheering of Atlanta will never be topped. Now 20 years later, I can still look at the Dome and see the heart of Atlanta. Even though the Dome is no longer with us, the memories it provided will remain with me for the rest of my life.
Dear Georgia Dome,
The city of Atlanta and its patrons can’t thank you enough for the hope you’ve given us the past 25 years. From the opening on September 6th 1992 to your closing on June 9th 2017, you have been host to many great events such as the 1996 Olympics, the 1994 and 2000 Super Bowls, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (1993-2016), the SEC Championship (1994-2016) and the most recent 2016 NFC Championship (the Falcons won in order to go the Super Bowl). With all these great events and memories you provided to the people of Atlanta, it is time to say good-bye. Although you will no longer be standing proudly in the center of downtown, you will not be forgotten. Your commitment to the city and helping bring out the best in Atlanta never went un-noticed.
As the city looks ahead to the new “dome”, Mercedes Benz Stadium, if it is able to provide even half of what you gave us, we will be in good hands. Thank you for everything Georgia Dome!
-City of Atlanta
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