The Atlanta Falcons are an expert American football crew situated in Atlanta. The Falcons contend in the National Football League (NFL) as a part club of the association’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an extension group, later the NFL offered then-proprietor Rankin Smith an establishment to hold him back from joining the adversary American Football League (AFL).
In their 55 years of presence, the Falcons have gathered a record of 379–487–6 (369–473–6 in the ordinary season and 10–14 in the end of the season games), winning division titles in 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2012, and 2016. The Falcons have showed up in two Super Bowls, the first during the 1998 season in Super Bowl XXXIII, where they lost to the Denver Broncos 34–19, and the second 18 years after the fact, a 34–28 extra time misfortune to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
The Falcons’ momentum home field is Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened for the 2017 season; the group’s base camp and practice offices are situated at a 50-section of land (20 ha) site in Flowery Branch, upper east of Atlanta in Hall County.
The Falcons have called three arenas home in their 51 years of presence, and its third home in their set of experiences opened in the pre-fall of 2017. The originally was the Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, imparting to the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball crew until 1991. In 1992, the Georgia Dome was assembled, and the Falcons played there from its opening to the 2016 season. The Dome has been oftentimes utilized for school football, including Georgia State football and school bowl games, for example, the Peach Bowl.