The only facility in the world to host the Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four is entering is final season in 2016-17. The Georgia Dome will be replaced by the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, opening a mere 80 feet from the current Georgia Dome.
At this time, the last event in the Dome will take place in March of 2017. Sometime in 2017, the Dome will be demolished with the current footprint becoming a surface parking lot and green space.
The Georgia Dome opened in 1992 as the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world. 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 and 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 Peach Bowl, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game(s), the Celebration Bowl 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 numerous international soccer friendlies and tournaments, including the 2013 and 2015 Gold Cup.
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, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, 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.