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Will Atlanta Falcons' new facility outshine Cowboys Stadium? See photos of the wild design proposal
Georgia World Congress Center
A side-by-side depiction of the skylight inside the Pantheon in Rome and the proposed skylight in Atlanta's Pantheon stadium.
Published: 01 May 2013 09:54 PM
Updated: 02 May 2013 12:25 PM
The Atlanta Falcons are in line for a new stadium. The team reached an agreement with the city of Atlanta in March that agreed to the financing of a $1 billion facility, which means the stadium may well rival the palace that Jerry Jones built for the Cowboys in Arlington.
But just what can $1 billion buy you these days? Well, the Georgia World Congress Center released a report, which you can download here, that runs through some of the design proposals for Atlanta's new digs. And let's just say the architects behind it don't lack for creativity.
There are two very different exterior designs for the stadium itself. The first, called the Pantheon, features a retractable roof that's referred to as the "Oculus." Here it is in all its glory:
The name was taken from the famous Pantheon in Rome, which inspired the massive skylight in the center of the stadium.
The second design, known as the Solarium, offers a drastically different look:
Among some of the more creative features in the proposed stadium, which you can see here:
Football in the Round -- A 360-degree video board that spans the circumference of the stadium above the field.
Impact Seating -- Chairs that vibrate with each big hit that happens on the field.
The 100 Yard Bar -- A bar with a long video board overhead that helps you keep track of the current drive while you relax with a beverage.
The Fantasy Football Lounge -- An area stocked with TVs and streaming stats so you can keep track of your fantasy team's progress.
So what do you think? Would this become the new "it" stadium in the NFL? Or does the proposal still pale in comparison to the house that Jerry built?