February 2, 2011

Past Venue: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Atlanta, GA
aka Atlanta Stadium

Year opened: 1965
Capacity: 60,700

Atlanta Stadium, 1965-75
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, 1976-97

Pro football tenants:
Atlanta Falcons (NFL), 1966-91

Postseason games hosted:
NFC Wild Card playoff, Falcons 14 Eagles 13, Dec. 24, 1978
NFC Divisional playoff, Cowboys 30 Falcons 27, Jan. 4, 1981

Other tenants of note:
Atlanta Crackers (minor league baseball), 1965
Atlanta Braves (MLB – NL), 1966-96
Atlanta Chiefs (NASL), 1967-69, 71-72, 79-81

Notes: Hosted annual Peach Bowl, 1971-91. Used as baseball venue for 1996 Summer Olympics. First pro football game was a preseason contest between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 14, 1965.

Fate: Demolished in 1997, the site is now used as a parking lot for Turner Field.

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