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The Five Greatest Sporting Events From the Georgia Dome

The NFC Championship game between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers this past Sunday marked the final football game to be played in the Georgia Dome. 

The Georgia Dome opened back in 1992, and has hosted plenty of great sports moments in history. 

In honor of this great stadium finally coming to a close we have decided to recap our favorite sports moments that took place in the Georgia Dome. 

 

5. 2012 NFC Championship game, Jan. 20, 2013

The 2012 NFC Championship game was the first time the Falcons hosted the NFC Championship. The falcons were the top seed and coming off a 13-3 season. They lead at half time 24-14 over the 49ers, but two late game touchdowns from Frank Gore resulted in a 28-24 win for San Francisco.

4. Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks, March 27, 1998

The Atlanta Hawks played in the Georgia Dome for two seasons before Phillips Arena was opened in 1999. 62,046 people showed up to watch Michael Jordan play against the Hawks for the final time as a Bull. Still a NBA attendance record today.

3.1996 “Dream Team” wins second straight gold medal, August 3,1996

It wasn't exactly the "Dream Team," but it was close. Five players from the '92 dream team were on the roster and the USA team won all eight of their games in the '96 Olympics to win their second straight gold medal. 

2. Kerri Strug sticks her landing on a bad ankle, July 23, 1996

One of the greatest moments in U.S. Olympic history. Kerri Strug stuck her landing on the vault on the final day of competition. She scored a  9.712 which clinched the gold medal for the U.S. for the first time ever in the Gymnastics team competition.

1. Super Bowl XXXIV, Jan. 30, 2000

Super Bowl XXXIV is still regarded as one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played. The game came down to the final drive. Kevin Dyson of the Tennessee Titans ended up being just a yard shy of a potential game-tying touchdown thanks to Rams linebacker Mike Jones.

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