The Georgia World Congress Center Authority operates the Georgia Dome, as well as the 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park and Georgia World Congress Center. The three state-owned facilities are one of the largest combined sports, entertainment and convention center facilities in the world.
The Georgia Dome, opened in 1992 as the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world, is located in downtown Atlanta. 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 two times (2002, 2007) and the NCAA Women's Final Four in 2003. The Dome will once again host the Final Four in 2013, as the NCAA celebrates the 75th Anniversary of March Madness.
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 Bowl, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game(s), the Bank of America Atlanta Football 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 soccer (several international friendlies.)
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, 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.
- A total of 8,300 tons of reinforced steel was used to construct the Dome. That is more than the weight of iron and steel used in the Eiffel Tower.
- A 437-mile sidewalk, from Atlanta to Cincinnati, could be built from the 110,000 cubic yards of concrete used at the Dome.
- The building covers 8.9 acres and contains 1.6 million square feet on all seven levels.
- The 290-foot high roof is composed of 130 Teflon-coated fiberglass panels - covering 8.6 acres. The roof's supporting cable totals 11.1 miles and the Dome is as tall as a 27-story building.
- There are 8 Super Suites, 164 executive suites, the Penthouse Suite and 4,600 club seats. The Dome's permanent seating capacity is 71,250.
- The Dome has three times the code-required number of restrooms - all are accessible to guests with disabilities.
- A pair of C-5 military transport planes could fit on the Georgia Dome's floor, which contains 102,000 square feet of space.
- 798 lighting fixtures in the roof structure provide lighting.
- The four, 1,250-ton air conditioning units in the Georgia Dome generate enough power to cool 1,666 homes.
- Over 660 television monitors are scattered throughout the stadium.
- To supply soft drinks to dispensers, thousands of liquid lines wind through the stadium. These include 32,952 feet of lines (the length of 109 football fields) to feed liquids to hundreds of dispensers throughout the building, quenching the thirst of sports fans and concertgoers.
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