Business History Resource
Opened in 1992 with a price tag of $214 million, the Georgia
Dome proved to be a shrewd investment and partnership for
the city of Atlanta, Fulton County, and the state of Georgia. The
Dome served the people of Georgia and beyond for an impressive
25-year-history. The stadium hosted some of the world’s most prestigious sporting and entertainment events, welcoming more than 37 million guests and generating an economic impact of $7 billion dollars. In 2012, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Falcons agreed to build Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in August 2017. The Dome was demolished in November 2017.
Read the Business History Initiative profile on the Georgia Dome, which made Atlanta into a major destination for sporting events