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Georgia Dome to be imploded on November 20

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The Georgia Dome has until Nov. 20 to build a 28-3 lead.

Because on that day, the home of the Falcons will implode.

According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the decommissioning of the stadium has started again, and the demolition has been scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on that Monday.

The Falcons play at the Seahawks that night, and have a short turnaround to clean up the mess before their home game the following Sunday against the Buccaneers, at adjacent Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The new stadium is scheduled to open on Aug. 26 for a Falcons preseason game. There were numerous delays in construction, but with some recent successes, they’re ready to continue stripping down the Georgia Dome.

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20 Responses to “Georgia Dome to be imploded on November 20”
  1. blitzinc43 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:49 PM

    As a close friend of the organization I would like to say:

    Good. Riddance.

  2. toekramp says: Jun 9, 2017 3:50 PM

    That opening is sizzling!

  3. hrmlss says: Jun 9, 2017 3:52 PM

    Any word on when the Viking’s glass hous is being imploded so they can start over?

  4. rjbell4 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:54 PM

    “The Georgia Dome has until Nov. 20 to build a 28-3 lead.

    Because on that day, the home of the Falcons will implode.”

    Ouch. That’s rough, man. Lay off the Falcons and their fans. No need to rub salt in the wound.

    — A Patriots fan (who still smarts over references to ’07)

  5. allight59 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:56 PM

    Much like the implosion at the end of the Superbowl….

  6. stipez says: Jun 9, 2017 3:57 PM

    The team’s implosion happened way back in February

  7. Bob says: Jun 9, 2017 3:59 PM

    I hate the Falcons, but those first two paragraphs were awful. I hope you didn’t spend too much time trying to come up with that.

  8. schmitty2 says: Jun 9, 2017 4:02 PM

    I think this is a bad idea. You have a new stadium with an unprecedented roof design. Many things can go wrong so why not leave the stadium up for a year or two just in case?

  9. mickmars says: Jun 9, 2017 4:08 PM

    They should invite Shottenheimer back so him and Dan Quinn can each push the plunger simultaneously….

  10. sdelmonte says: Jun 9, 2017 4:15 PM

    Implied, Lisa, or implode?

  11. bassplucker says: Jun 9, 2017 4:23 PM

    That’s stupid. They just built that thing and there’s nothing wrong with it.

  12. jimbo75025 says: Jun 9, 2017 4:31 PM

    Pathetic how quickly stadiums are built then replaced and torn down these days

    I watched the Dome being built from a few miles away when I was a freshman in college. Now in my early 40s I will see it torn down.

    Going forward in order to get any public money, organizations should be required to utilize a design that will be adaptable for a 50 year lifespan. Two decades is simply not enough time to even come close to recouping cost of construction and infrastructure.

  13. bhuettl says: Jun 9, 2017 4:39 PM

    “hrmlss says:
    Jun 9, 2017 3:52 PM
    Any word on when the Viking’s glass hous is being imploded so they can start over?”

    I believe that is going to happen on Sept 11, when they host the Saints and Adrian Beatyourson.

  14. jag1959 says: Jun 9, 2017 4:53 PM

    Too soon Gantt, funny but too soon.

  15. Ghost Rat says: Jun 9, 2017 5:07 PM

    That joke is NEVER going to get old!

  16. cliffordt says: Jun 9, 2017 5:27 PM

    That was a great opening tagline, just funny. Well done! Love the freshness.

  17. mysterytonite says: Jun 9, 2017 5:54 PM

    I’m trying not to troll here (lol) but isn’t the Georgia Dome still relatively new? 9/6/92 is the year that it opened so why is Atlanta getting a new stadium already? It’s hard to fathom a stadium design that doesn’t even last 25 years. Boy that architect must be selling programs at the stadium today. The Saints have the Superdome and that thing is as old as dirt and has housed thousands after Katrina and came back to still host Super Bowls. Maybe the electricity didn’t always work but hey…..

  18. charger383 says: Jun 9, 2017 7:26 PM

    what was wrong with it?

  19. usa98j30t4 says: Jun 9, 2017 8:19 PM

    I am envious of Atlanta. Seems they build a new sports complex every five years……we get one every fifty.

  20. aquineas1 says: Jun 9, 2017 8:43 PM

    Honest question: why was it deemed inadequate and due for replacement? I mean it’s not that old. Everyone likes new shiny things of course, but if it did the job, it sure seems like that $1.6B for the new stadium could have found other uses.

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