Atlanta Falcons: football at its best
The Atlanta Falcons, a professional football team founded in 1965, brought the beginning of elite sport to Atlanta city. In their more than 50 years of existence, the Falcons have experienced plenty of success. The Falcons compete in the largest football league in America and have strong rivalries with New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers. The Falcons are a team of great spirit and always entertaining to watch. For a game that won’t disappoint, buy or sell Atlanta Falcons tickets on StubHub today.
Early days for the Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons was founded by a man of great integrity, Rankin M. Smith. Smith helped bring a lot of professional sports to Atlanta, from the world games to the largest football championship game in the country. One of his first moves was to sign the highly sought-after college football player Tommy Nobis and in a small amount of time with almost no promotion required, season tickets for the Falcons had almost all sold out. Smith also helped push for the new stadium in Atlanta to be built in time for the Flacons debut in the largest football league in America in 1965. After nearly 30 years of shared use with an NBA team, the Falcons moved into the newly built Georgia Dome, which became home for the Falcons. With hope of hosting a championship final in Atlanta, the team owner at the time, Arthur Blank, proposed a deal to create a new state-of-the-art stadium. After a number of meetings and debates, the deal went ahead in May 2014. The stadium is now home to both the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC. To witness the Falcons play in this unbelievable stadium, buy Atlanta Falcons tickets on StubHub.
Success in the ring of honour
The Atlanta Falcons' success is not only displayed in championship wins, but also in numerous awards given to their star players. Unlike other professional football teams, the Falcons don’t officially retire the jersey numbers of their honoured players. Recognition of their star players is awarded through the Falcons Ring of Honor. William Andrews, one of the best runners to play in the national football league, earnt himself a place in the Falcons Ring of Honor by setting multiple new records for the club. Of more recent success was Warrick Dunn, who spent six seasons with the Falcons and during his time there, he gained 5,981 rushing yards. Initially being drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dunn made history with quarterback Michael Vick, when they became the first duo to rush for 1,000 yards. The Falcons have a large list of honorary players and by witnessing a game, you are sure to witness incredible talent. To be a spectator and see great football players in action, buy or see Atlanta Falcons tickets on StubHub now.