If you thought the Falcons weren't serious about doing away with the Georgia Dome, there's mounting evidence that you may be wrong for once.
In a meta sort of twist, ESPN's Pat Yasinskas reports that there's a report reporting that it would be possible to build an open stadium in downtown Atlanta. I recognize that the Falcons feel there's a need for a new stadium, but open-air seems like an odd choice to me.
From the standpoint of someone who does not live in Atlanta—which more or less renders this opinion moot—it seems bizarre to get rid of the Dome. Open air stadiums are nice if you like weather, but you get a louder atmosphere and a different feel with an indoor stadium that I've long associated with the city. I'm not entirely sure what Arthur Blank & Co.'s motivation is for considering this.
We'll see what develops here after the report lands, I guess.