New renderings of the weird-looking Falcons stadium scheduled to open in 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has new renderings of the crazy-ass stadium the Falcons are building, which is supposed to be ready for 2017. And it’s safe to say they’re going for the hardcore futuristic look.


That has a serious World Cup feel to it, doesn’t it? Why does every “innovative” new stadium have to look like some kind of steel nest?


I’m down with the big hole in the middle because it helps you to maintain an open-air feel while keeping your fans from melting on hot September afternoons. That said, if the actual plan is to use a hashtag within the edges of said sunroof, I’m never talking to the Falcons again.


So many blunt edges!


All of a sudden the crystals are blue.


Remember, this is 2017 — after the impending ghost apocalypse.


And yet this thing is only 22 years old…


Whatever. I’m not a Georgia taxpayer.

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Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.