5 things to know about Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s first year Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 5 Branden Camp Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium turned one year old Aug. 26, 2018. Since it opened in 2017, the state-of-the-art facility has hosted more than 3.3 million fans during 60 ticketed events. 2 / 5 In its first year, Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosted three games under an open roof. 3 / 5 HYOSUB SHIN / AJC The Atlanta Falcons went 5-3 in their first season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 4 / 5 firstname.lastname@example.org Atlanta United broke and set an MLS attendance record while compiling a 13-4-6 record in the first year of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 5 / 5 HYOSUB SHIN / AJC Alabama continued its dominance in Atlanta, winning their first two appearances at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, including the College Football Playoff championship game over Georgia in 2018. Related Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s first year by the numbers Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.