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For those that dont think we need a new stadium.. If anyone here has ever been to almost any other venue you will realize how crap the Dome is..

Dome...Linky... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/10/29/fvi.falcons/

Full list... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/11/01/fvi.intro/index.html

STADIUM ATMOSPHERE

"The décor is rather bland," but "the Georgia Dome is a modern structure that covers all of your basic needs. It's big and clean, but there is nothing special about the place." "The colors are pink and mint green obviously written before Mr Blank invested HIS OWN MONEY to change the colors for the fans -- hardly the red and black of the Falcons." "Plus the seats are teal green." They are also "incredibly small" and "way too spread out." "far too many seats seem like they're a mile from the field." Maybe that feeling is borne of having to walk "up seemingly endless ramps that leave you disoriented, and unsure of which side of the stadium you are on." All of those are minor annoyances considering some feel "some minor touch-ups would keep the Dome going strong for years." That is, of course, if you don't feel it's "unnatural" for Atlanta to have a Dome at all. "If football; can be played outside in Green Bay, it can be played outside in Georgia." Some feel a game at the dome is "like watching a football game in a mall," while others argue that after "having been fried to a crisp during September games and weathering cold, rainy December games in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the Georgia Dome is a joy."

SCORE 6 out of 10

FOOD & SOUVENIRS

"The Varsity is the only worthwhile place to eat in the dome, and that's not a bad thing," write some fans of the infamous Atlanta burger joint. But that discounts the likes of "Hooters' chicken tenders and the not-so-healthy Tex-Mex." OK, so maybe fans of The Varsity have a point. Still, a "gourmet beer stand in the end zone concourse has a variety of foreign and domestic beers and all the peanuts you can eat." "Unless you sit on the club level," which has "places to get prime rib," there seems to be "no distinguishing food selections to set the Georgia Dome apart from a high school stadium."

Parking

"Traffic in Atlanta is always horrible; on game days it is 10 times worse." Though the Dome "is situated in the city -- so expressway access is superb" -- "with so many people trying to get off it feels like everybody just got off work on a Friday afternoon." "If you know your way around town," of course, "it is an easy commute." Parking at the stadium is "limited," but "scattered parking garages are within walking distance of the dome." Since "most of the roads are bumper-to-bumper leaving the game," "taking MARTA [Atlanta's subway train system] saves massive headaches." The trains "get very crowded," but with "two stops right outside the Dome" "it's easy to avoid traffic."

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I don't think anyone will argue that a new stadium wouldn't be nice.

The problem with a new stadium is it gives the team an excuse to use PSLs.... that's when you have to pay a huge fee just to be able to purchase season tickets.

So take what your season tickets cost now and multiply it by 5 for a rough idea what the same seats might cost in a new stadium.

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You do realize this article is almost 2 years old? Dome is fine with me...

Yes, i do.. We are now #30 on the list, i just checked... I can deal with the dome.. As long as the Falcons are winning im a happy camper.. If we were playing in the Taj Mahal and losing , it wouldnt be anu good.. But id really love an outdoor stadium again one day

OLD article

I know, we dropped to #30 in the most recent one..

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Love the Dome. Falcons Landing is great too. Always come home with some nice free stuff from playing the games. The Defend The Dome shirt and red and white flags they gave out before the game against the panthers this year was sweet. I usually only make it to one game a year in ATL but every time I have a blast, even the losses.

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This article is outdated. Color Scheme and seats have been addressed. One of my biggest complaints was the Jumbotron and that was addressed this year.

More importantly it's about the people inside vs amenities. Many venues have out of control drunks, numerous fights and drama. The Dome is pretty family friendly which is more important than getting a good cheese steak or seating in lazyboy chair.

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For those that dont think we need a new stadium.. If anyone here has ever been to almost any other venue you will realize how crap the Dome is..

Dome...Linky... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/10/29/fvi.falcons/

Full list... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/11/01/fvi.intro/index.html

STADIUM ATMOSPHERE

"The décor is rather bland," but "the Georgia Dome is a modern structure that covers all of your basic needs. It's big and clean, but there is nothing special about the place." "The colors are pink and mint green obviously written before Mr Blank invested HIS OWN MONEY to change the colors for the fans -- hardly the red and black of the Falcons." "Plus the seats are teal green." They are also "incredibly small" and "way too spread out." "far too many seats seem like they're a mile from the field." Maybe that feeling is borne of having to walk "up seemingly endless ramps that leave you disoriented, and unsure of which side of the stadium you are on." All of those are minor annoyances considering some feel "some minor touch-ups would keep the Dome going strong for years." That is, of course, if you don't feel it's "unnatural" for Atlanta to have a Dome at all. "If football; can be played outside in Green Bay, it can be played outside in Georgia." Some feel a game at the dome is "like watching a football game in a mall," while others argue that after "having been fried to a crisp during September games and weathering cold, rainy December games in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the Georgia Dome is a joy."

SCORE 6 out of 10

FOOD & SOUVENIRS

"The Varsity is the only worthwhile place to eat in the dome, and that's not a bad thing," write some fans of the infamous Atlanta burger joint. But that discounts the likes of "Hooters' chicken tenders and the not-so-healthy Tex-Mex." OK, so maybe fans of The Varsity have a point. Still, a "gourmet beer stand in the end zone concourse has a variety of foreign and domestic beers and all the peanuts you can eat." "Unless you sit on the club level," which has "places to get prime rib," there seems to be "no distinguishing food selections to set the Georgia Dome apart from a high school stadium."

Parking

"Traffic in Atlanta is always horrible; on game days it is 10 times worse." Though the Dome "is situated in the city -- so expressway access is superb" -- "with so many people trying to get off it feels like everybody just got off work on a Friday afternoon." "If you know your way around town," of course, "it is an easy commute." Parking at the stadium is "limited," but "scattered parking garages are within walking distance of the dome." Since "most of the roads are bumper-to-bumper leaving the game," "taking MARTA [Atlanta's subway train system] saves massive headaches." The trains "get very crowded," but with "two stops right outside the Dome" "it's easy to avoid traffic."

I have been to Philly, Boston, Jacksonville and the club level at the Dome is much better than any of those three stadiums.

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