The Georgia Dome is a few months away from being blown to bits but before the big implosion you’ll no doubt get to watch, everything inside will be sold or auctioned off.
St. Louis-based Schneider Industries, an asset liquidation company that’s been called on for similar duties in other cities, will handle the sale.
The Georgia Dome has been home to the Atlanta Falcons since the 1990s and has also hosted numerous other major sporting events including the NCAA Final Four and SEC championships. The last event there will be a monster truck show on March 5. Afterward, salvage operations will begin. The stadium’s interior will be demolished after that and the implosion will occur sometime in July.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Schneider plans to hold an auction this spring to sell off lockers, pieces of the artificial surface, goal posts and other items. There will also be a “stadium yard sale” with smaller pieces of memorabilia, such as pictures, signs and miscellaneous locker-room items. Both events are expected to take place in April.
Seats are already being pre-sold. They come in connected pairs at a price of $599, which includes a certificate. They hope to ship those to buyers by April 15.
Schneider was the company that in recent years has parted out Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Texas Stadium, Tiger Stadium and Candlestick Park.
The net proceeds from the sale of items from the Georgia Dome will be used to help pay costs associated with the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, set to open this summer.