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GEORGIA DOME SUFFERS SERIOUS DAMAGE OVER WEEKEND
Published August 21, 1995
Four panels in the roof of the Georgia Dome gave way early Sunday, either "from the heavy weight of water on the roof or possibly a tornado," according to Susan Laccetti of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The collapse occurred during a powerful thunderstorm with winds of more than 50 mph. The collapsed roof sections brought with them a "sudden, violent downpour of water" that ripped out about 500 seats in the tiered upper sections. That tiered concrete floor then collapsed into the concourse below. Georgia Dome GM Khalil Johnson: "It looks like what a trailer park looks like after a hurricane came through" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/21). Falcons officials plan to meet this morning to "begin making contingency plans" for their September 3 season opener against the Panthers (Len Pasquarelli, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/21).