The Georgia Dome, opened in 1992 as the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world, 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 two times (2002, 2007) and the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2003. The Dome will once again host the Final Four in 2013, as the NCAA celebrates the 75th Anniversary of March Madness.
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 Game(s), the Bank of America Atlanta Football and the Georgia High School Football State Championships among other events.
The Dome has hosted numerous sporting events outside of football including basketball (SEC and ACC Tournaments, NCAA Regional’s and was the home court of the Atlanta Hawks from 1997-99) and soccer (several international friendlies.)
In 2011, the Dome hosted WrestleMania XXVII, the third time the facility has hosted professional wrestling. The Dome is equipped to handle large non-sporting events which include everything from MonsterJam and Supercross to concerts by such entertainers as Kenny Chesney, the Rolling Stones and U2 to religious events such as the Passion Conference and services by ministers such as Billy Graham and T.D. Jakes.