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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 […]

Atlanta 1 Supercross 2015 Photo Gallery

Chad Reed and Jeremy Martin came away with big wins in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome and photographer Shan Moore was on hand to document the action.

What Really Happened: Atlanta Supercross

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series moved east to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for the first half of back-to-back rounds of Supercross racing. A 32-year-old Chad Reed and defending outdoor champ Jeremy Martin topped the 450 and 250 classes, respectively, before a rowdy house of southern supercross fans, and we’ve got the scoop right here!   […]

College marching bands “battle” at the Georgia Dome

Each January, eight bands—out of a field of dozens—arrive at the Georgia Dome to perform at the Honda Battle of the Bands, a showcase of music, choreography, and all-around showmanship.

Roy Williams Rips North Carolina Fans For Being Silent

University of North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams called out the Dean Dome crowd for being too quite during the Tar Heels 89-60 home victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon. Williams was particularly upset withShow More Summary

UNC runs the Four Corners offense to honor Dean Smith -- and scores!

A really cool way of honoring the longtime great coach in their first game in the Dean Dome since his passing -- and it actually led to points! UNC opened their game against Georgia Tech with an on-court tribute to the late, great Dean Smith: running his famed Four Corners offense. Show More Summary

Falcons expect to learn #NoiseGate fate soon

In 2013 and 2014, the Falcons used artificial crowd noise at the Georgia Dome; owner Arthur Blank essentially admitted it earlier this month.  So now the question become what the penalty will be. Appearing on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff said that the team expects to learn…

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