Goodbye Georgia Dome: Implosion set for Monday

- The Georgia Dome has stood proudly in Atlanta for more than 25 years, but the city will say its final goodbye to the former home of the Falcons next week. 

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The Georgia Dome will be imploded at 7:30 a.m. Monday.  

Starting at 5:30 a.m. Monday, the following major intersections and residential roads will be closed: 

  • Andrew Young International Blvd from Phillips Drive to Centennial Pkwy NW
  • Phillips Drive from Centennial Pkwy NW to Andrew Young International Blvd NW
  • Magnum St NW from MLK Jr Drive to Marietta St NW
  • Northside Drive from MLK Drive NW to Joseph E Boone Blvd NW
  • Maple St NW from MLK Drive NW to Northside Drive NW
  • Electric Ave NW from Maple St NW to Spencer St NW
  • Postell Street NW from Maple St NW to Rhodes St NW
  • Rhodes St NW from Electric Ave NW to Northside Drive NW
  • Magnolia St NW from Electric St NW to Northside Drive NW
  • Thurmond St NW from Electric Ave NW to Northside Drive NW

Roads are expected to reopen by 11 a.m. Monday. 

During its lifetime, the Georgia Dome was not only the home of the Falcons, but also featured two Super Bowls, three NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball National Championships, WrestleMania XXVII, countless Georgia High School Association football finals, and of course, was converted to hold basketball games, artistic gymnastics events, and team handball events during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

The site where the Dome now sits will be converted to green space which will be known as the Home Depot Backyard. It will serve as a parking and tailgating area on game days for the Falcons and Atlanta United.

Officials previously said the goal was to have the Dome site available for parking and tailgating by the College Football Playoff championship game in the new stadium on Jan. 8, 2018.

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