Georgia Doom football coming to Macon Centreplex

Georgia Doom football coming to coliseum

Starting next year, the Macon Coliseum will be filled with Doom.

The Georgia Doom, that is. That's the name of a new arena football team coming to town.

Spectra, the company that manages the Coliseum, briefed county commissioners Tuesday on what's new at the Centreplex.

They say the Doom is recruiting players and plans to start practicing here around New Year's Day.  

"That's awesome to me. You know what I'm saying? That's going to be awesome," said Raeshell Royal.

Royal says she normally pulls for the Steelers and the Falcons, but she says having a team here in Macon is a touchdown.     

"If I get the chance to go to a game, I'm loving it," said Royals.

Despite the name the owners say they think the Doom will bring excitement. 

"Both have high caliber professional experience with Dionte Dinkins landing at the St. Louis Rams and Tim Shelley playing for multiple pro-teams," said Georgia Doom CEO Kevin Adkins.

As preparation for each game, they'll place turf on the floor of the Coliseum.

Adkins says the excitement does not stop on the turf. He says the new team should create around 100 jobs and opportunities for children through internships and junior cheerleading. 

All changes that Royal says could help Macon grow.

"I think it's going to bring people in from all over the place, and we're going to have so much revenue coming in. You know the city will be built up. People will love it. I think it's perfect," said Royal. 

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