An artist’s rendering of Mercedes-Benz Stadium at night. (Mercedes-Benz)
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Timeline: History of Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The new home of the Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has been in the making far longer than when the team first broke ground on a site just south of the Georgia Dome in 2014.

The opening of the new stadium was delayed several times due to steel structural issues, according to team officials.

The facility officially opened Aug. 26, 2017.

Here's how the state-of-the-art facility came to be:

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