Mercedes-Benz Stadium turns one year old Sunday. The $1.5 billion stadium in downtown Atlanta opened Aug. 26, 2017, with a Falcons exhibition game. Highlights of the first year of operation included hosting the college football national championship game and the MLS All-Star game. Here’s a tally of the stadium’s first year:
60: Public ticketed events
3.3 million: Cumulative attendance for the public events
239: Private events, drawing 73,000-plus attendees
160 million: TV viewers who have watched events broadcast from the stadium
108,000: People who have taken tours of the stadium
3: Games played with the retractable roof open, one by the Falcons and two by Atlanta United
5-3: Falcons’ record in the stadium (exhibition games not included)
13-4-6: Atlanta United’s record in the stadium
2-0: University of Alabama football team’s record in the stadium (wins in last season’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff and national championship game)
161: Days remaining until Super Bowl LIII will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium
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