Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Dome is the home field of the Atlanta Falcons. The Georgia Dome opened in 1992, and until the Millennium Dome opened in London in 1999, it was the largest dome in the entire world. This facility cost $214 million to build and was opened by the state or Georgia.
The Georgia Dome used FieldTurf, an artificial grass system, for football games and other sporting events that require a field. The stadium can also be converted into a basketball court, and until 1999, it was home to the Atlanta Hawks, the city's NBA team. In addition, a number of conferences, concerts, college football games, and other events are held there every year. Some of the notable events held at the Georgia Dome since it opened include the 2006 NCAA Sugar Bowl and the 1994 and 2000 Super Bowls. The stadium also annually hosts the FIRST Robotics World Championship, and the NCAA Chick-fil-A Bowl, the NCAA SEC Championship game. Starting in 2010, Georgia State University's new football team will also use the dome. Some basketball events during the 1996 Olympics, which were held in Atlanta, were also played inside the Georgia Dome.
Along with regular and club level seats, the Georgia Dome has a number of suites that can be used during an event. Executive Suites accommodate 20 to 28 people and can be leased for three to seven years. Suite members get tickets to all of the Atlanta Falcons home games, along with the first option to purchase tickets for other public events at the dome. There are also Party Suites, which also hold 20 to 28 fans and are available for just a single event. For larger groups there are Super Suites, which accommodate 57 to 96 people. There are eight Super Suites available and food, soft drinks, and a lounge area are included with membership.
The Georgia Dome covers almost nine acres and has a total seating capacity of over 71,000. Along with sports games and concerts, there are opportunities for anyone to rent out the space for conferences and other events. Fans can also sign up for the Owners Club, a 250-member club with a private lounge, a video game room, a private patio, the best seating for events, plasma televisions, and more.
In-Zone is the only restaurant in the Georgia Dome. With seating for almost 150 people, this restaurant overlooks the dome floor and has five plasma televisions, booth and table seating, a lounge and bar area, and a complete fine dining menu. The restaurant is open before games for meals and during the game for drinks and desserts. Along with the In-Zone restaurant, the Georgia Dome has over 73 places to eat that serve dishes such as made-to-order pasta, hot dogs, barbecue wings, sandwiches, popcorn, and soft drinks.
The staff at the Georgia Dome can help fans book a tour of the facility or learn more about the seating options. Representatives can also talk to interested parties about holding events at the dome. To learn more, staff members can be contacted by calling 404-223-INFO (4636) during normal business hours.