|Target capacity||71 041|
|Country||United States of America|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||19/05/2014 - 06/2017|
|Contractor||Hunt Construction Group, Holder Construction, H. J. Russell & Co. & C. D. Moody Construction Co.|
|Address||Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia 30313|
Description: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
The concept is one of two visions that gave 360 Architecture the contract to design new Atlanta Falcons stadium in downtown Atlanta. As it turned out, the final version is just an evolution of the first idea. The stadium will hold some 71,000 people (compared to 65,000 planned initially) and cost $ 1.6 billion (initially thought to be 1 billion).
Nicknamed by architects as the Pantheon, it seems to deserve the name. Connection with the Roman Pantheon is no accident here – independent petals of retractable roof structures may slide to create either a closed dome or a circular skylight above the centre of the field, just like in Rome. Of course each petal may also be located on the permanent roof to give the feeling of a regular stadium with only stands covered.
A unique feature of the stadium is the panoramic screen surrounding internal perimeter of the roof and allowing for every fan inside to see what’s televised.
Atlanta: Meet the new sustainability leader
About to open in a few months, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first throughout MLS and NFL to receive LEED Platinum certification. It could be an example for projects beyond the US.
Atlanta: Busy opening weeks for Mercedes-Benz Stadium
One more NFL stadium that will open with soccer rather than American football. We know the busy first weeks of MBS now, with 11 large events in just over a month.
Atlanta: Fixed roof ready at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Over 18,000 tons of steel already installed as Atlanta’s new NFL stadium reaches a major milestone. The roof is now structurally ready, awaiting installation of retractable petals and panoramic giant screen beneath.
Atlanta: Georgia Dome to implode in fall 2017
It was expected to go down piece by piece, but Atlanta’s famous Georgia dome may be destroyed with a single implosion late next year.
Atlanta: Mercedes-Benz Stadium ready in a year
A year from Wednesday, in June 2017, construction on the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium will be complete, according to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium general manager, Scott Jenkins.
Atlanta: Georgia Dome to vanish by 2018
In just half a year the ultramodern Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be ready. This means demolition of Georgia Dome is imminent. All of the building will be gone by early 2018.
Atlanta: Synthetic turf selected for Falcons stadium
Mercedes-Benz Stadium will have a synthetic turf playing surface produced by GreenFields USA, the teams and the turf company announced Thursday.
Atlanta: Falcons stadium 3 months behind schedule
Design work on its unique roof is to blame for a 3-month long delay at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The setback won’t hurt Atlanta Falcons, but won’t be easy for Atlanta United, according to myACJ.com.
Atlanta: Falcons reveal Mercedes as partner
For an impressive period of 25 years the new stadium in Atlanta will bear the name Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Fourth stadium name for Mercedes, this deal may be among the most lucrative.
Atlanta: Falcons Stadium cost increased by 40% already
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has approved a $1.4 billion budget for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. Initially it was expected to “only” reach $1 billion.
Atlanta: Falcons Stadium in High Court over financing
The High Court of Georgia will hear the case of taxpayers vs. the city of Atlanta over financing of the Falcons Stadium. Construction will not be stopped whatever the outcome, but financial structure of the project may be at stake.
Atlanta: Construction begins on Falcons Stadium
By spring 2014 this site should see a record crowd for any MLS game ever. Two years later the Super Bowl. But for now it’s a plain construction site as Atlanta’s dream is slowly shaping up.