First National League Football


One of the few objects on display in the City Hall atrium is the first football. This object looks used. Dirty hand prints are visible on the surface, which makes it seem more authentic. It was presented to Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. in 1966, the same year the Braves came to Atlanta and sits opposite the baseball that commemorates their first game.
Fun fact: In another shocking turn of events, the Falcons lost the game.


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