For almost three decades the Georgia Dome has been a staple to the city of Atlanta, but come November 20th it will be no more. The Georgia Dome is set to be demolished to make more room for parking at the new Mercedes Benz stadium. With the lost of so many amazing memories, we decided to put together a list of some of the greatest moments in Georgia Dome history.
JANUARY 30 1994: Emmitt Smith #22 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXVIII on January 30, 1994 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl 30 -13.
JULY 23: 1996 The United States Women’s Gymnastics Team (L-R) of Amanda Borden, Dominique Dawes, Amy Chow, Jaycie Phelps, Dominique Moceanu, Kerri Strug, and Shannon Miller salutes the crowd after receiving their gold medals in the Team competition of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games held on July 23, 1996 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The USA Women’s team was nicknamed the Magnificent Seven.
SEPTEMBER 19TH 1998: Heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (R) follows through after landing a punch against Vaughn Bean (L) during their IBF/WBA World Heavy Weight Championship at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA 19 September. Holyfield won by unanimous decision after the 12 round fight.
JANUARY 9TH 1999: Running back Jamal Anderson of the Atlanta Falcons dances the ‘Dirty Bird’ to celebrate his first touchdown in the first quarter of their NFC playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
MAY 20TH 1999: Patrick Ewing (C) of the New York Knicks argues with NBA official Ronnie Nunn (R) as Dikenbe Mutombo (L) of the Atlanta Hawks looks on 20 May, 1999, during the first half of the second game of the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
JANUARY 30 2000: Steve McNair #9 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball against the St. Louis Rams during Super Bowl XXXIV at the Georgia Dome on January 30, 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Ram won the game 23-16.
AUGUST 3RD 2001: Mike Vick’s First NFL Game. Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Michael Vick looks downfield during his first pre-season game 03 August 2001 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Vick, the top pick in the 2001 draft who played two years at Virginia Tech, is the 20th quarterback to be taken with the top pick and the second in three years.
March 28th 2004: The Duke Blue Devils huddle during their 66-63 victory over the Xavier Musketeers in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.
APRIL 2ND 2007: Florida’s Joakim Noah celebrates a 84-75 victory over Ohio State in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, Monday, April 2, 2007.
JANUARY 22 2017: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.