LEADOFF: This is it -- the last event at the Georgia Dome

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LEADOFF: This is it -- the last event at the Georgia Dome

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The Georgia Dome, home of the Falcons and many other events over the past 25 years, will host its final public event this weekend. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Good morning. This is Leadoff, the early buzz in Atlanta sports.

The Georgia Dome has been the scene of a series of goodbyes – the last SEC Championship game there in early December, the last Peach Bowl there on New Year’s Eve, the last Falcons game there in January.

This weekend, the Dome will hold its last public event of any kind.

A doubleheader of Monster Jam trucks shows on Saturday and Sunday will close out the 25-year-old building, which is slated for implosion this summer. Update: It was imploded Nov. 20.

Saturday’s show begins at 7 p.m. Sunday’s event, which was rescheduled from Jan. 14 because of a Falcons playoff game, is set for 3:30 p.m.

Monster Jam, which features monster-truck racing and freestyle competitions, has a long history of performances in the Georgia Dome.

The organization has held at least one event per year there since 1993, the building’s second year of operation.

Next week, asset liquidator Schneider Industries is scheduled to begin removing seats and other items from the Georgia Dome for sale. (See: How the Georgia Dome will be emptied and liquidated.) The Dome’s successor, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is scheduled to open next door on July 30.

Meanwhile, you can take a look here at the fate that awaits the soon-to-be-demolished Dome.

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