The Falcons are going to set a different standard in stadiums.
Truth is, most new NFL stadiums are pretty similar. There are quirks here and there, but for the most part they aren't that indistinguishable from the next one, not like baseball stadiums. The Falcons, who want a new $1 billion stadium done in time for the 2017 season, are definitely going to be unique.
Here's the latest rendering, from WSBTV.com:
That looks familiar ...
That's it. The Falcons will be playing in Origami Crane Stadium soon.
Jokes aside, this stadium looks like it is going to be one of the best in the NFL. The early renderings made us do a double take because they were so out of the norm. It's good to see that the Falcons were serious about doing something creative that hasn't been seen in the NFL before (kind of the next generation of the Cardinals' interesting University of Phoenix Stadium).
It should be a fun few years seeing what various features the team includes in the stadium. WSBTV.com has a lot more renderings on their site. Here are some other looks at the origami crane/stadium:
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