The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Downtown Atlanta between downtown .It is owned and operated by the State of Georgia as part of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. It is primarily the home stadium for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and the NCAA’s Georgia State Panthers football team. The Dome has also hosted several soccer matches since 2009 that have drawn over 50,000 fans.
The Dome is accessible by rail via MARTA’s Blue and Green lines, which service the nearby Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center and Vine City stations.
The Georgia Dome was the largest domed structure in the world when it opened, but it has since been surpassed by the Millennium Dome in London (1999) and the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, Australia (2000).
The new Falcons Stadium is set to open in 2017 and will be one of the premier event facilities in the world.