Mercedes-Benz Stadium is ready for action.
Photo: Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton

Bigger events ahead, but Mercedes-Benz Stadium gets its start Saturday

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. 

Read more on on the upcoming big events at Mercedes-Benz stadium.

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