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At a time when progressive politicians and some members of the middle class are questioning whether billionaires, however philanthropic, should even exist—and when the country and globe are on the brink of the largest catastrophe in a century or more—can Blank give away enough of his wealth to satisfy his own desire for tzedakah—let alone society’s unprecedented need for it?
The defending MLS Cup Champions unveiled their new home jersey with literal fireworks during an event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 15.
At Mercedes-Benz Stadium, West Nest provides a training ground for Westside Works students and grads
Westside Works’s culinary track provides free training on how to work in a restaurant kitchen, eventually offering graduates a path to Atlanta food service jobs. And at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, West Nest serves as a hands-on, real-world training ground for students and grads of the culinary program.
On a chilly and wet Monday morning, fans took to downtown Atlanta to celebrate Atlanta United as the 2018 MLS Cup champions. Here's a photo gallery of what we saw along the parade route. (Feel free to chant along as you browse.)
Arthur Blank’s intentions for the dazzlingly complex, $1.6-billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium were to create a similar cultural hive for downtown Atlanta, the heartbeat of an entertainment and parks district that would bolster its neighboring communities. An instant landmark, the stadium’s wing-like exterior sections (an allusion to falcons in flight), 16-story “window to the city,” immense video halo board, and ocular roof of eight translucent petals have certainly made a splash.
Eleven days from the Atlanta Falcons' pre-season opener, the team hosted an open house on Tuesday for the media at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Crews are still working to ready the stadium for its debut, but the turf is in, the lines are painted, and the restaurants are firing up their grills.
The opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium will mark a rite of passage not just for the Falcons or Blank, but for Atlanta itself. NFL stadiums—new NFL stadiums, that is, with gleaming features and staggering budgets—have become the sine qua non for the cities that claim a franchise. Want to host a Super Bowl? Build a new stadium. Want to ensure your home team doesn’t decamp to another city? Build a new stadium.
Concentrics—the team behind Atlanta’s One Midtown Kitchen and Two Urban Licks—is opening a restaurant at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Called Molly B’s, a nod to Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank’s mother, it will open in the stadium's 100-level concourse this summer.
The largest free-standing bird sculpture in the world is about to rise up in front of the Atlanta Falcons' new home: Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
This Sunday, Arthur Blank's team could finally win its first Lombardi Trophy. Is the longtime Atlanta Falcons owner nervous? “No. I’m anxious for Sunday to get here.”