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The Georgia Dome: A look back at 25 years of sports history

Updated 2018 GMT (0418 HKT) January 19, 2017
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The Georgia Dome, seen here in November 1992, has been the home of the Atlanta Falcons for the last 25 years. Later this year, the building will be demolished, and the Falcons will move into the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is under construction. Ken Levine/Getty Images
James Washington of the Dallas Cowboys recovers the football after it was fumbled by the Buffalo Bills' Thurman Thomas during the third quarter of Super Bowl XXVIII in the Georgia Dome on January 30, 1994. The Cowboys went on to defeat the Bills, 30-13. David Longstreath/AP
Kerri Strug vaults during the women's team gymnastics competition in the Georgia Dome at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta on July 23, 1996. Strug injured her left ankle following this routine but completed her second vault to clinch the team gold medal for the US women. JOHN GAPS III/AP
Dream Team member Reggie Miller, center, flashes his gold medal as he stands surrounded by other members of Team USA during the medal presentation in Atlanta's Georgia Dome at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Standing, from left to right, are Charles Barkley, Grant Hill, Penny Hardaway, David Robinson, Scottie Pippen, Miller, Karl Malone, John Stockton and Shaquille O'Neal. Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
On January 9, 1999, the Atlanta Falcons, led in part by running back Jamal Anderson, defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 20-18, in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons would go on the road to defeat the Minnesota Vikings and reach Super Bowl XXXIII. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson stretches for the end zone but falls short as he is tackled by St. Louis Rams linebacker Mike Jones as time runs out in Super Bowl XXXIV at the Georgia Dome on January 30, 2000. The Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans, 23-16. PETER NEWCOMB/AFP/Getty Images
Maryland celebrates after defeating Indiana to win the NCAA men's basketball championship game at the Georgia Dome on April 1, 2002. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Connecticut's Diana Taurasi leads her teammates in celebration after winning the NCAA women's basketball championship game on April 8, 2003 at the Georgia Dome. UConn defeated Tennessee, 73-68. Elsa/Getty Images
West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Pat White throws to a receiver in the second half in a 38-35 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the Nokia Sugar Bowl at the Georgia Dome on January 2, 2006. The game, which is held annually at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, was moved to the Georgia Dome because of damage from Hurricane Katrina. Douglas Jones/Icon Sport Media/Getty Images
Ohio State center Greg Oden and Florida's (left to right) Chris Richard, Al Horford and Corey Brewer wait for a rebound in the NCAA men's basketball championship game at the Georgia Dome on April 2, 2007. Florida would win the national title, 84-75. John Bazemore/AP
Alabama's Mykal Riley makes a shot over Charles Rhodes of Mississippi State during the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 14, 2008 at the Georgia Dome. Riley's last-second three-point shot would force overtime, keeping many fans inside the stadium as a tornado churned toward downtown Atlanta. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
The Atlanta Falcons take the field before the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013. It was the first time Atlanta hosted an NFC Championship Game. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
An injured Kevin Ware of the Louisville Cardinals cuts the net after his team defeated Michigan, 82-76, in the NCAA men's basketball championship game at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013. Harry E. Walker/MCT/Getty Images
The Georgia Dome hosted several soccer matches, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal game between Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago on July 20, 2013. Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images
Confetti fills the Georgia Dome as Alabama celebrates a 24-7 victory over Washington in the College Football Playoff Peach Bowl semifinal on December 31, 2016. Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP