New Falcons stadium design in Atlanta is literally eye-popping

Minnesota is already thinking outside the box in terms of materials and design for its new NFL stadium. But the folks down in Atlanta are one-upping the stadium design game – including selected seats that shake in response to hits on the field.

The Georgia World Congress Center unveiled its preliminary designs for a new home for the Falcons yesterday. The team and the city struck a deal for a new $1 billion dollar stadium, with the team picking up $800 million of the tab. The hallmark proposal has a giant expanding iris — or “oculus” — over the field, rather than a traditional retractable roof. Have a look:

But wait, that’s isn’t all.

The Atlanta proposal includes TWO designs, including a so-called “Solarium” variation.

Among the other potential amenities penciled in for the Falcons new home:

  • A “Man Cave” fan lounge
  • A 360-degree video board above the field
  • Movable seats to adjust seating capacity
  • A “100-yard” bar
  • A dedicated fantasy football lounge

You can see the presentation to the Georgia World Congress Center board or directors here: