The Georgia Dome’s 1992 debut

At the preseason game, John Denver sang the national anthem, and Travis Tritt played halftime
Photograph by Ron Sherman
Photograph by Ron Sherman

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). But the arena’s quintessentially ’90s color scheme (think Color Me Badd CD cover) had already taken center stage. For some, the only shade more off-putting than those on the exterior (plum, aqua) and seats (various teals) was in the visitors locker room (salmon). Decor for the home team: gray, red, and black.

Back to the 90s

This article originally appeared in our March 2015 issue.