Mercedes-Benz Stadium continues to be a work in progress.
Before the Super Bowl is played in Atlanta next year, stadium officials aim to have the retractable roof in operating order, the sound system functioning better and a new green space open on the former Georgia Dome site.
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board members raised stern concerns about several aspects of the stadium’s operation in a recent meeting. The board, which has an oversight role over the state-owned, Falcons-operated stadium, questioned the long delays to enter the stadium for college football’s national championship game Jan. 8, as well as ongoing problems with exiting the stadium.
The Falcons have proposed $3.4 million in capital expenditures at the stadium this year. The expenditures, subject to GWCCA review, include the addition of new doors that will lead to the stadium’s “front porch,” an outdoor fan plaza.
After its first year, what are your feelings about the new stadium. What grade would you give it?