If the video board inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium was unwound and stood up on end, it would be taller than the Bank of America tower, Atlanta’s tallest building.
Photo: Hyosub Shin/hshin@ajc.com
Photo: Hyosub Shin/hshin@ajc.com

Mercedes-Benz Stadium: The video board is a ‘game changer’

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials are proud to claim the largest video board in sports, but their boss acknowledges he worried it might be too large. 

“That was a silent concern that I had,” Arthur Blank, owner of the Falcons and Atlanta United, said. “I saw it going up in the building, the skeleton of it, and I said to myself, not out loud, not publicly, ‘This is really big.’ But when it was in full motion and completely activated … I thought the proportions were perfect.”  

Everything you need to know about Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The oval-shaped video board, which rings the opening below the retractable roof, is sure to command attention when the stadium debuts with a Falcons exhibition game Saturday night.

Read more on the ‘halo board’ on myajc.com. Here are some things you need to know and news you can use as the countdown to Saturday’s official opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium continues:

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Photos: A look inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium

High-tech tickets and other gadgetry at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Take a look around Mercedes-Benz Stadium as staff talk about the impressive design built into the hyper-modern facility.

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