Saturday night was the home opener for the Atlanta Falcons. And although it is still pre-season, we headed up there for the game. We arrived at the MARTA station at the same time as one of James' co-workers so we all rode up together. We ate in one of the many many restaurants at the CNN Center (above). Then we walked over to the Georgia Dome (below) where the Falcons play. It was an 8pm game, and the big game on CBS so some of you may have watched it.
All the folks on the staff at the Dome were extremely friendly, and with it being opening night for the 2009 season I'm sure everyone was on their best behavior. As soon as we got in, a woman was passing out small survey cards that were good for one free drink from the concession stand (James filling his out, below).
The Falcons were playing the San Diego Chargers, and the game started with all the theatrics we've come to expect from the NFL. A lot of pyrotechnics for inside a dome, which surprised me.
We had really great seats, and since it was a pre-season game, the Dome was only about half full. And even though I'm a Tampa Bay Bucs fan, I still love football enough that I enjoy watching any team play. The game was actually very exciting, as the Falcons, who were down for most of the game, came back to win with just seconds left on the clock. Lots of folks had already given up and left by then, but we stayed to see the wild finish. Can't wait for the next game!