|Country||United States of America|
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||$ 1,6 bln / mld|
|Construction||2014 - 06.2017|
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.
wstępna koncepcja / initial renderings
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.
Atlanta: New MLS club to start playing in 2017
The MLS announced this week along with Atlanta Falcons that a new football/soccer franchise will join the American league in 2017. Future home of the team is secured – downsized Falcons Stadium.
New stadiums: Atlanta, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Eugene
The latest additions to StadiumDB.com see two stadiums that are going to be demolished very soon. Then there’s the stadium seen as one of the worst in NFL. And finally Autzen Stadium, where it never rains, even when everyone’s soaked…
Atlanta: New renderings and budget of Falcons Stadium
The detailed design is ready and has already been presented by Atlanta Falcons. The amazing ‘flower’ in central Atlanta will cost much more than expected, though. Falcons promised to cover the increase of $200 million and so the budget was unanimously accepted yesterday.
Atlanta: Falcons decide on stadium location
The Atlanta Falcons have officially chosen the south site, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Drive and Northside Drive, as the final site for construction of the new stadium, according to Atlanta INtown.
Innovation: Pitch hidden under the... pitch
Can you protect the playing field's surface for non-sporting events without removing it from the stadium? 360 Architecture suggest it might be done. Will their idea be implemented in Atlanta?
Atlanta: Where will the new Falcons Stadium stand?
Associated Press has learned that Atlanta Falcons are considering building the new stadium in a different location than planned so far. The reason is not acquiring the entire required plot due to local church asking too much.
New designs: New Falcons Stadium according to 360 Architecture
You’ve seen stadiums with retractable roofs, you’ve probably seen those with mobile walls, too. But have you ever seen a building that completely opens up, revealing stands for 65,000 people? Well, you’re just a click away now!