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When Arthur Blank told his team he wanted Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be certified LEED Platinum, he recalled, “there was complete silence. Now sometimes silence, in a legal sense, can be construed as assent. In management, though, it could mean you’ve gone out of your mind.”
A new professional soccer team that went to the playoffs in its inaugural year and shattered attendance records, two new stadiums, and a pro football team that was one win away from being crowned with the NFL’s highest honor—who says Atlanta isn't a sports town?
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.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium teamed up with SCAD to curate its art collection, which features more than 180 works from 54 artists.
Before Saturday's match against Orlando, fans who come to Holeman & Finch decked out in their best Atlanta United gear will get a free pour of a brand new sports-themed beer from Hapeville's Arches Brewing.
The roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will remain shut deep into the Atlanta Falcons football season this fall, as engineers work to “mechanize” its opening and closing, AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon said today.
You know about the big names (Fox Bros., Antico) and the $2 hot dogs. Here's a peek at some of the other concession offerings you can try at Mercedes-Benz Stadium when it opens in August.
At Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger, you can get a “Closed on Sunday” chicken sandwich with a half-pound of fries
Coming soon to Mercedes-Benz stadium, Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger promises to take sports concessions to the next level, serving cheesesteaks, pork French dip sandwiches, adult slushies, and a “Closed on Sunday” fried chicken sandwich to hungry soccer and football fans.
Atlanta was recently named the best place to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2017, so we've rounded up where you can go for fireworks, barbecues, parades, and more.