With three straight winning seasons and a pair of playoff appearances since 2008, the Atlanta Falcons are building a special force heading into the 2011 campaign. Atlanta Falcons tickets are moving quickly, as a winning culture is being established for the franchise.
Atlanta Falcons Tickets: Franchise History
In 1966, the Atlanta Falcons became the first NFL franchise to be based in the southeast. As an expansion team, it took time for the Falcons to build a competitive team. Atlanta reached the postseason for the first time in 1978.
During the sixties and seventies, linebacker Tommy Nobis, defensive lineman Claude Humphrey, center Jeff Van Note and quarterback Steve Bartkowski were among the star players for the Falcons.
In 1980, Atlanta won its first division title with a 12-4 record. In the eighties and early nineties, running back Gerald Riggs and defensive back Deion Sanders were Atlanta's top performers.
After playing at Atlanta's Fulton-County Stadium from 1966-91, the Falcons moved into its current home, which is the Georgia Dome, in 1992.
Atlanta's Super Bowl Season
The 1998 season marked the highpoint for the franchise. Following an outstanding 14-2 regular season, the Falcons reached the NFC Championship Game. Against the 15-1 Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta won a dramatic 30-27 overtime decision to reach Super Bowl XXXIII.
While the Falcons came up short in a 34-19 setback against the Denver Broncos, Atlanta's first NFC title brought plenty of excitement to the city. Running back Jamal Anderson and quarterback Chris Chandler were two of the team's outstanding players in 1998.
Atlanta Falcons Tickets at the Georgia Dome
The Georgia Dome (capacity of 71,228) enables Falcons fans to enjoy all of the NFL action in a comfortable environment. The stadium has hosted two Super Bowls and a pair of NCAA Basketball Final Fours. With a capacity of over 70,000, there are plenty of seating options to explore when purchasing Atlanta Falcons tickets.
Current Stars on the 2011 Home Slate
Behind quarterback Matt Ryan, running back Michael Turner, wide receiver Roddy White and defensive end John Abraham, the Atlanta Falcons are poised to be a title contender again in 2011. This year, the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Falcons in marquee affairs at the Georgia Dome. Atlanta Falcons tickets will also be available for home games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. Under successful head coach Mike Smith, the Falcons will be poised to give the fans some more good times.