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Auburn Football: Most Important Player at Each Position

Believe it or not, Auburn's 2015 season is almost two months away from kicking off in the Georgia Dome. The long offseason wait is hitting the home stretch. The Tigers are itching to hit the field again after a 2014 campaign that finished...Show More Summary

Elton John, Drake, Van Halen and Sam Smith lead 2015 Music Midtown lineup

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Elton John has played every size venue in Atlanta, from the Civic Center to The Roxy to the Georgia Dome. But his headlining gig during this fall’s Music Midtown marks the first time the...

Photos: Boston and Kansas engage classic rock fans in Alpharetta

While tens of thousands of country music fans flocked to the Georgia Dome on Saturday for Kenny Chesney and his country friends, fans of classic rock had plenty of reason to hoist their lighters at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta...Show More Summary

Concert review: Kenny Chesney, Eric Church bring the party to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Kenny Chesney’s fans know that to attend one of his super-sized stadium concerts is to be inundated with six or seven hours of country music from a hand-picked array of burgeoning stars and...

Blank says Pats’ “failure to acknowledge” caused hammer to fall

When the NFL investigated the Falcons for pumping fake crowd noise into the Georgia Dome, they took a novel approach. They fessed up, got rid of a scapegoat, took their punishment and didn’t write a 20,000-word screed explaining that it was just Jim McNally’s step class mix tape. And Falcons owner Arthur Blank seemed to suggest that was…

Catch daredevil stunts at Nitro Circus

There’s no room for fear in Nitro Circus, a daredevil action sports collective descending this month on the Georgia Dome. Founding members Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey, and Travis Pastrana started filming stunts in Pastrana’s backyard in 2003 and landed a short-lived MTV reality series in 2009.

First Slice 4/22/15: The battle to become Georgia's next House Majority Leader is now underway

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, R-Bonaire, to become a Georgia Tax Tribunal judge. With O'Neal leaving the Gold Dome, a fight among GOP state Reps. Jon Burns of Newington, Chuck Martin of Alpharetta, and Allen Peake of Macon for the leadership position has officially begun.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

NFL Punishes Falcons For Piping in Artificial Crowd Noise

The Atlanta Falcons recently admitted to piping in artificial crown noise into the Georgia Dome during home games in order to give themselves a competitive advantage. It didn’t work given their record over the past few years. Nonetheless, for their troubles, the NFL has handed down their punishment. The team has been fined $350,000 and […]

Atlanta Falcons fined for using fake crowd noise, lose 2016 draft pick

The Atlanta Falcons forfeited a fifth-round 2016 draft pick and were fined $350,000 by the NFL on Monday for using artificial crowd noise during games at the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons.

Was NFL Right to Strip Atlanta Falcons of Draft Pick for Pumping In Crowd Noise?

The Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will lose a 2016 fifth-round draft pick for pumping artificial crowd noise into the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons, the NFL announced Monday. Was this a fair punishment by theShow More Summary

Browns, Falcons Penalties for Violating League Rules Reportedly Revealed

Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay will be suspended from the NFL's competition committee and the team will be stripped of a draft pick for piping false crowd noise into the Georgia Dome over the last two seasons. In addition, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer is expected to be suspended for suggesting play calls to coaches during games. Show More Summary

Georgia's 'religious freedom' bill tabled in House committee

If you're searching for the latest chapter in the nation's Civil Rights movement, one where gay, lesbian, and transgender people are defending their contested rights, look no further than the bowels of a Gold Dome committee room over...Show More Summary

Guarding the Paint a Lonely Job at Wichita State, but Darius Carter Has to Do It

Wichita State's berth in the Sweet 16 began taking shape two years ago, as the program prepared for its first Final Four since 1965. As the team bused to the Georgia Dome for a workout, assistant coach Greg Heiar felt his cell phone vibrating in his pocket. "Coach Heiar," the voice on the line said. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush, Ludacris straight chillin' at the Gold Dome

Two unlikely figures spent some time hanging out at the Gold Dome this morning. Both Atlanta rapper Ludacris and Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor and potential Republican presidential candidate, stopped by the Georgia Capitol.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Path of Reconciliation

Social change inevitably comes with growing pains. The recent debate in Georgia over religious liberty and LGBT civil rights is no exception. Indeed, the discourse under the Gold Dome exposes our state’s deep and troubling divide. In...Show More Summary

The Georgia Dome’s 1992 debut

The Dome debuted August 23, 1992, with a Falcons preseason victory over the Eagles (Hammer kicked things off; John Denver sang the national anthem; Travis Tritt played halftime).

First Slice 3/9/15: Gold Dome's crossover day inches closer

Lawmakers have until Friday to see their bills pass one chamber of the Georgia General Assembly if the measures have any chance of becoming law this year. MARTA officials, over the objections of union reps, want to move ahead with plans to privatize the system's paratransit service.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Ladies and gentlemen, your first Gold Dome gun bills of 2015 have arrived

The legislative session is never complete without an attempt or four to loosen up the state's gun control laws. But fear not, Georgia residents!… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Twelve protesters arrested at Gold Dome Medicaid expansion rally

Twelve activists were arrested inside the Gold Dome during a peaceful protest that urged state lawmakers to expand Medicaid in Georgia. Moral Monday Georgia protesters this afternoon gave defiant political speeches, unfurled large banners, and engaged in civil disobedience to urge state lawmakers to expand Medicaid.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

What Really Happened: Atlanta 2 Supercross & Sandlapper National Enduro

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series held the second of its back-to-back weekends of racing in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome where Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin made it a one-two knockout for KTM. Meanwhile, down in Pelion, South Carolina, defending National Enduro champion Andrew DeLong grabbed his first win of the season at round two of […]

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