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Insane Mercedes-Benz Stadium Revealed

Set to open this summer, we take a look at the new home of new MLS franchise Atlanta United FC, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The stadium that is currently under construction in Atlanta's downtown tourist and entertainment district represents the latest in design and features for a multi-purpose venue and will be also used by National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons.



Mercedes-Benz Stadium - New Home of Atlanta United FC And Atlanta Falcons

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is scheduled to be opened this summer.



The stadium, which will have a retractable roof unlike any other, opening up like a flower and inspired by the Oculus in the Pantheon of ancient Rome, is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built at projected costs of $1.5 billion.

According to Atlanta United FC General Manager Jim Smith, the design had soccer in mind from the very beginning, pointing to the retracting lower bowl seats to widen the field, and mechanized curtains that limit the capacity to about 40,000 from 71,000.



Mercedes-Benz Stadium is scheduled to host Super Bowl LIII in 2019. It is scheduled to open on July 30, 2017 with an Atlanta United FC home match against Orlando City SC.



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