Arthur Blank’s new $1.5 billion Atlanta sports cathedral, Mercedes-Benz stadium is now complete.
Aside from a few wall coverings and floor polish that will be added over the next few weeks, the stadium is ready to host its first event; an Atlanta Falcons preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Aug. 26.
The stadium’s unique retractable roof, which is the first of its kind, should be operational sometime before the end of the NFL season.
On Aug. 15, the stadium was opened up for a media tour that included the AJT.
Take a look at the impressive stadium that will soon host the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United as well as a score of other events throughout the year.
Photos by David R. Cohen