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Falcons Stadiums Over the Years

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Atlanta Falcons

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National Football League
Since joining the NFL in 1966, the Atlanta Falcons have played their home games in just two stadiums. Below is a brief overview of both venues.

Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium:

Know as Atlanta Stadium for the first 11 years of the Falcons' existence, the franchise's first home was built as a means to lure the Braves Major League Baseball franchise away from Milwaukee. The venue opened in the spring of 1965 and hosted the Atlanta Crackers of the Minor League Baseball's International League as well as a Beatle's concert over the first year. But court battles held up the Braves' move south until 1966.

The Falcons joined the Braves as tenants in 1966 as well, their first year in the league, and spent the next 26 seasons there.

Georgia Dome:

Home of the Falcons since 1992, the Georgia Dome was the world's largest domed stadium until 1999 when the Millennium Dome in London was opened. The building cost $214 million to complete and seats more than 71,000 fans for football games. It also hosts, along with the Falcons, the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, the Georgia State Panthers football team, the Sugar and Chick-fil-A Bowls. It has also been the location of NCAA basketball's Final Four, the 1996 Summer Olympics, and many professional wrestling events.
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