The Falcons have been bringing NFL football action to Atlanta sports fans for more than 40 years. This chapter of Atlanta football began in 1966 when the Falcons became the NFL's first franchise in the southeast. In 1978, they won their first playoff game, a 14-13 triumph over Philadelphia, in their first trip to the postseason. Their first of four divisional titles came in 1980.
Their next division title came in 1998, a season that stands as the greatest in franchise history. The team posted a 14-2 record in the regular season to capture the NFC West crown. In the NFC Championship Game, Falcons kicker Morten Andersen booted a game-winning 38-yard field goal in overtime at Minneapolis's Metrodome to sink the heavily favored Vikings. The win gave the Falcons their first conference championship and landed them a berth in Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami.
Atlanta NFL football has seen success under current head coach Mike Smith as well. The team has finished with a winning record in each of Smith's four seasons at the helm, including three playoff appearances and an NFC South title in 2010.
The Falcons' home, the Georgia Dome, opened in 1992 and was the home of Super Bowls XXVIII and XXXIV. With a capacity of over 71,000 fans, it replaced Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium as the home of the Falcons. The Falcons' training camp is based in Flowery Branch, Georgia, an easy drive from Atlanta.
Atlanta Falcons Schedule
The Atlanta Falcons schedule includes eight home games during the NFL regular season, which runs from September to December. Two preseason games are staged at the Georgia Dome each August. The playoffs take place in January, culminating in the Super Bowl in early February.
Atlanta Falcons Tickets
Visit the official Atlanta Falcons Website or call (855) 222-3267.
Atlanta Falcons Home Game Locations
1 Georgia Dome Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
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