The Georgia Dome’s 1992 debut

At the preseason game, John Denver sang the national anthem, and Travis Tritt played halftime
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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.

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