Granted I've never been to the GA dome so it may be a shit hole
It's not a shit hole by any means, but it's nothing special by design. It was intended as a multi-purpose facility, primarily for football but the Falcons owner just recent spent millions to renovate it just to make it look like it was actually the home of the Falcons and not the non-descript generic looking venue it was before. It's not a bad venue at all, but you won't come away feeling like "man, that's an awesome stadium."
A big reason they want a new stadium is because it just seems silly that we're playing football in the South and don't even have the option to open the roof. It's a shame to be playing indoors with all the beautiful weather we have here during football season.
The biggest problem with the dome is location, and that isn't even going to get changed with the new venue since it's going in right across the street. Blame Atlanta politicians for that. The Atlanta Sports council continues to strong-arm all the pro franchises into building within the same damned square mile of each other, contributing to the nightmarish traffic situation and ensuring that everyone finds it a pain in the ass to get to a game.
Edited by HobnailedBoots, 25 September 2012 - 09:39 AM.