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.”
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: