Something Else to Get Excited for: New Stadium


Over the last season, there was a lot of background talk about building a new stadium.  Everyone had their own opinion on the topic: Some didn’t like the idea because they liked the Dome or didn’t like the idea of raising taxes in Atlanta to cover something that may not be necessary.  Some loved the idea of drawing another Superbowl with a revolutionary new stadium.  But I don’t think any of us knew how revolutionary.

Pantheon: Welcome to the future.  After seeing spaceship Falcons, my immediate reaction was “I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH IT COSTS, I WANT.”  Slightly narrow-minded, I’m sure, but understandable for the first time I saw it.  I don’t know if it’s the vibrating seats, the fantasy football zone, or the fact that the roof opens like an evil scientist’s volcano layer, but this is the fan-favorite.  I love the wrap around big-screen.  The only drawbacks I see on this design is that the only part that opens is the field while the fans will still be under a roof.  That and the fact that I don’t think it’ll have a strong enough laser defense system to take out incoming alien invasions.  Okay, I’ll stop with the jokes.

Solarium: This is my personal favorite:  Sure, it looks like a warehouse from a zombie movie or an enormous green house (RED house!?)  But this is my favorite because of how open it gets.  It is, for all intents and purposes, an open-aired stadium.  I’m not a big fan of college football, but I’ve been to the Sanford Stadium several times and I would much rather watch the Falcons outside.  The Solarium would be an outdoor stadium that closes in rare circumstances.  But even when it is closed you could see the beautiful Atlanta skyline.  I kind of want to go to a game while it’s raining just to stare at the sky all day long.  Also, this is the most likely decision on the count that it’s not incredibly complicated like Star Base Atlanta. (Sorry)

Which stadium would you enjoy spending your Sundays in?

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