Upon completion, the roof is supposed to open or close in as few as 12 minutes.
The roof was open for a Falcons game Sept. 17 and an Atlanta United game Oct. 22, but otherwise it has been closed for events in the $1.5 billion-plus stadium. Once automation work is completed, officials with the teams and stadium have said they will routinely determine whether the roof will be open or closed for Falcons and Atlanta United games based on weather conditions and the comfort and safety of attendees.
Steve Cannon, CEO of Falcons and Atlanta United parent company AMB Group, said in a statement that the fully operable roof will be "a unique part of the stadium and fan experience."
“The complexity of the design and our heavy events schedule has made it take longer than we had hoped, but great things take time and we’re happy to see the finish line,” Cannon said.