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Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta to be imploded next year

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Dome in Atlanta is moving ever closer to the stadium graveyard, though demolition experts have yet to decide exactly how it will meet its demise.

Leaders of the team now building the Atlanta Falcons' new home - Mercedes-Benz Stadium - say they're close to choosing a demolition contractor for the Georgia Dome next-door to the new stadium site.

They say they expect to begin salvaging materials from the dome in March and to implode it by the fall of 2017. That would clear the way for parking for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/2aesPW0) that plans for the dome's final days were discussed at a recent board meeting of the Georgia World Congress Authority.

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