Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

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Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
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Location Atlanta, Georgia
Opened April 9, 1965
Closed October 24, 1996
Demolished August 2, 1997
Other Names Atlanta Stadium (1965-75)
Tenants Atlanta Braves (1966-96)
Atlanta Falcons (1966-91)

Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium in the southeastern United States, located in Atlanta. The stadium was home of the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. It was built to attract an MLB team and in 1966 succeeded when the Milwaukee Braves relocated from Wisconsin.

The Braves and expansion Falcons shared the venue for 26 years, until the Falcons moved into the newly completed Georgia Dome in 1992. The Braves continued to play at the stadium for another five years, then moved into Turner Field in 1997, the converted Centennial Olympic Stadium built for the previous year's Summer Olympics, which hosted baseball events.

Teams and Seasons

Season Team League
1968 Atlanta Falcons National Football League

Credited Publications

League Date/Season Team(s) Type
National Football League September 11, 1966 Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams Program
October 29, 1967 Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings Program
October 4, 1970 Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers Program
December 20, 1970 Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings Program
Major League Baseball 1973 Atlanta Braves Program
College football December 28, 1973 Peach Bowl (Georgia Bulldogs vs. Maryland Terrapins) Program
Major League Baseball 1974 Atlanta Braves Program
1980 Atlanta Braves Program
College football January 2, 1981 Peach Bowl (Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech Gobblers) Program
Major League Baseball 1981 Atlanta Braves Program
1987 Atlanta Braves Program
National Football League August 15, 1987 Atlanta Falcons vs. Buffalo Bills Program
Major League Baseball 1991 World Series (Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves) Program
1992 World Series (Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays) Program
1993 NLCS (Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves) Program
1995 World Series (Atlanta Braves vs. Cleveland Indians) Program
1996 NLDS (Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers) Program
World Series (New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves) Program

See also

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