Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof

The Falcons' new stadium could be the greatest thing ever

5/1/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

The Atlanta Falcons are working on plans for a new stadium that would open in 2017, and some of the proposed ideas are absolutely awesome.

Based on the pictures, the new stadium would be a massive all-sports masterpiece, capable of hosting anything from basketball to football to boxing, much like Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Except this one could be even better, with something called "impact seating," which is the greatest thing ever. Scroll down for more on that.

It looks like they'll have a retractable roof, but they're working on deciding whether it will be a traditional two-panel retracting roof, or a rotating roof that works kind of like a camera shutter. Check out both of them in action:



Either way, it's looking like the Falcons will have a pretty awesome stadium. Here are a few pictures of what the stadium might look like, under each proposed plan.

Here's a look at the two-panel style of roof, with the roof open:

Blog Photo - Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof
Blog Photo - Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof
Blog Photo - Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof

Here are a few views of the very different, very modern-looking circular retractable roof system:
Blog Photo - Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof
Blog Photo - Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof
Blog Photo - Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof
Blog Photo - Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof
 
And then the best possible feature in the new stadium: Impact seating. When players hit each other, the seats would rumble, giving the fans an incomparable game day experience. I absolutely love this idea, and I think it shows that the Falcons would be targeting REAL fans, not just the ones who attend games just to be seen in the luxury boxes. Of course, these seats would only be available in the high-end seats, but it would be an awesome feature that I would love to experience at some point.

Blog Photo - Atlanta Falcons new stadium has awesome new retractable roof

Which one do you like better? The more traditional two-panel roof, or the circular one? And would you want to sit in an "impact seating" section?


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