“Artist’s Renderings” of the Unnecessary…cough, cough, ahem… New Stadium

Is it just me, or does this thing look like a Howard Johnson’s with a Moon Door?

Image: Atlanta Falcons
Image: Atlanta Falcons


  1. Lawton Sack says:

    Maybe Home Depot will donate all the materials to build this monstrosity.

    I have been in the construction industry for the last 12 years, and I can say that all these angles are going to increase the number of change orders, drive up the costs significantly, and cause a ton of headaches.

    • Ellynn says:

      Can you imagine what the RFI log is going to look like. The new sesmic code requirements are going to bump up the cost on that too….

  2. Ellynn says:

    Architectural rendering… sigh. On the bright side it looks better then the space ship that landing in Soilder Stadium 10 years ago.

  3. Ed says:

    FWIW, the stadium isn’t that bad qua stadium.

    There are somethings that could make it more appealing aesthetically but it is as Harry said, evocative of a nest with a somewhat intimidating design.

    The hole in the room is fairly standard with most stadia now and is bigger than you think. It also shields spectators while exposing the field to the elements. People are going to enjoy it.

  4. DrGonzo says:

    Who cares what it looks like. 15 years after it’s built, they’ll just be tearing it down to build another one at taxpayer expense.

  5. Three Jack says:

    It’s the newest Transformer. Can we take a mulligan on that whole tear down the Dome thing?

  6. seenbetrdayz says:

    I wouldn’t put too much effort into it as they’ll probably want a new stadium again in about 5 years anyway. 4 giant sheets of plywood attached at the corners with a staple gun ought to do it.

    Meanwhile, Wrigley Field turns 100 this year.

    EDIT: Gonzo beat me to it.

    • seenbetrdayz says:

      There is perhaps a benefit that I just realized.

      If you build a new stadium, it apparently reduces Atlanta’s traffic problem by 100%.

  7. Mrs. Adam Kornstein says:

    Frank Gehry this is not.

    What the heck is the point of a nice from the sky looking building if from the street it’s harsh and unwelcoming?

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