Minnesota is already thinking outside the box in terms of materials and design for its new NFL stadium. But the folks down in Atlanta are one-upping the stadium design game - including selected seats that shake in response to hits on the field.
The Georgia World Congress Center unveiled its preliminary designs for a new home for the Falcons yesterday. The team and the city struck a deal for a new $1 billion dollar stadium, with the team picking up $800 million of the tab. The hallmark proposal has a giant expanding iris -- or "oculus" -- over the field, rather than a traditional retractable roof. Have a look:
But wait, that's isn't all.
The Atlanta proposal includes TWO designs, including a so-called "Solarium" variation.
Among the other potential amenities penciled in for the Falcons new home:
A "Man Cave" fan lounge
A 360-degree video board above the field
Movable seats to adjust seating capacity
A "100-yard" bar
A dedicated fantasy football lounge
You can see the presentation to the Georgia World Congress Center board or directors here: