PHOTOS Proposed Atlanta Falcons stadium resembles a vintage string lamp shade


The proposed new home of the Atlanta Falcons kind of resembles a vintage string lamp shade. You can get your hands on a 70’s-era-looking fixture for around $20.00 or learn how to make one yourself here. If you want a new futuristic looking stadium in the NFL, well that’ll run you around $1 billion.

The conceptual drawings of the proposed mega-structure have been revealed by the Falcons and they are hoping to have it completed in time for the 2017 season. Here’s what team president Rich McKay said of the design process:

“The conceptual design phase of the new stadium project has been a dynamic, interactive and collaborative process. Our discussions and decisions have focused on creating an iconic asset for the city and state, a great game day experience for our fans and attendees of other events that will be held in the new stadium, and a connection with the surrounding communities. We look forward to moving into the more detailed design phase with our great partners at 360 Architecture and their recently-selected joint venture partners.”

Here’s an 8-part visual on how to build an alien spacecraft that seats tens of thousands of die-hard football fans:

Proposed design for the home of the Atlanta Falcons

One of the major driving forces behind this design was the want for a more open retractable roof. Bill Johnson with 360 Architecture said that the plan involves having “an open building that closes rather than a closed building that opens.”

Public funding will make up $200 million of the project with the Falcons picking up the remaining tab. The stadium will seat nearly 70,000 Matt Ryan lovers, with 180 luxury suites and 7,500 club seats. These numbers are similar in comparison with their current home, The Georgia Dome, which seats 71,228, has 162 suites, and 5,174 club seats.

Here’s an image of a vintage string lamp just in case that’s a lost reference!


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