On September 2nd, Florida State vs. Alabama will be played in the brand new Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The season opener will be the first regular season game in either college or the NFL held in the facility which has been under construction since May of 2014.
The stadium has a capacity of 75,000 patrons with the flexibility to hold up to 83,000 for spectacles such as the World Cup or Super Bowl. It will host the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons as well as Atlanta United of the MLS. It will also host the Chick-fil-A college football kickoff events, FSU vs. Alabama and GT vs. Tennessee, as well as the annual Peach Bowl.
The Atlanta Falcons’ Facebook account gave viewers a 20 minute tour of the nearly completed stadium, taking the camera through the concourses, suites, seating bowl and on the field. The stadium looks absolutely magnificent.
All access tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.Posted by Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Additionally, the stadium was open to select members of the media who posted their findings, thoughts and experiences on social media. Here are just a few of the different perspectives not seen in the lengthy tour above.
A view of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium (28,000 tons of steel), field, seats, "Halo Board" & roof. pic.twitter.com/TJSSMSOsFm— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 15, 2017
"Halo Board" at @AtlantaFalcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium is over five stories tall & 1,100 feet around. Can show as many 8 different TV feeds pic.twitter.com/1Wo734W046— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 15, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Stadium from the 50-yard line up to the roof. pic.twitter.com/4Jesw9hrOy— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 15, 2017
What do you think of the new facility?