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Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 45.364 W 084° 24.083
16S E 740692 N 3738143
Quick Description: The Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Atlanta United FC (MLS)
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2019 4:28:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM10NMK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:

County of building: Fulton County
Location of building: 441 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW, Atlanta
Owner: Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Operator: Atlanta Falcons Football Club
Prospective Tenants: Atlanta Falcons Football Team, Peach Bowl (NCAA), Atlanta United FC (MLS)
Broke Ground: May 19, 2014
Estimated completion: June 2017
Architect: Goode Van Slyke and Stanley Beaman & Sear
Estimated Cost: $1.4 Billion
Height at completion: 305 feet (30 stories)

"Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The home of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer (MLS), it replaced the Georgia Dome, the Falcons' home stadium from 1992 until 2016. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium claimed the record for the world's largest video board at 62,350 square feet (5,793 m2), and is one of five stadiums in the NFL with a retractable roof.

"The stadium is owned by the state government of Georgia through the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, and operated by AMB Group, the parent organization of the Falcons and Atlanta United. The total cost was estimated at US$1.6 billion, as of June 2016. The stadium officially opened on August 26, 2017 with a Falcons preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, despite the retractable roof system being incomplete at the time. Work on the retractable roof was completed on July 14, 2018." ~ Wikipedia

It's the home of which team(s)?: Arlanta Falcons (NFL) & Atlanta United FC (MLS)

Which professional sports are played here?: Football & Futball

Capacity (number of seats): 71,000

Opening Date: 8/26/2017

Guided Tours: yes

Venue's Website or Team's Website: [Web Link]

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