Compared with many of the events already booked for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the first one is pretty tame: an NFL exhibition game Saturday night.
The Atlanta Falcons will open the $1.5 billion downtown stadium – in the works for about a decade and under construction for 3 ½ years – with what is essentially a practice against the Arizona Cardinals.
The game isn’t the main attraction this time. The stadium is.
“We think we have built the finest sports-and-entertainment complex in the United States today,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said.
Much bigger events are headed there soon.
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