Implosion date set for Georgia Dome

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ATLANTA - As Mercedes-Benz Stadium goes up, the plans to tear down the Georgia Dome are in place. 

The date for the implosion of the Dome has been set for Nov. 20 at 7:30 a.m.

“Significant progress on Mercedes-Benz Stadium is achieved every day and we’ve hit a few exciting milestones on the roof over the last week,” said Steve Cannon, chief executive officer of AMB Group, LLC. “With strong confidence, we’ve asked the contractors to move forward getting the Georgia Dome ready for implosion on Nov. 20.”

Officials said the work of stripping and preparing the Dome for implosion will begin in earnest over the next two weeks. 

The site of the Georgia Dome will become a green space known as the Home Depot Backyard. It will serve as parking and tailgating areas on game days for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United. 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is on track for its opening on Aug. 26. The Falcons will host the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL preseason game as the first major event in the new stadium. 

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