The Atlanta Falcons organization broke ground on the ambitious Mercedes-Benz Stadium back in May 2014 to much fanfare (and pyrotechnics!) Since then, construction on the site has moved from dirt patch to crane symposium. Last month, officials shouted to the rooftops the game-changing nature of the new building. This month, the world gets a photo/video update. What joy! (Be warned: the video is loud). This positivity comes despite news in recent weeks that the stadium's steel roof is so complicated it's baffling construction crews and, combined with weather issues, has already delayed the stadium's opening once. But so far, the Falcons still plan to kick off the 2017 season in this spacey colossus.
The new stadium is replacing the 23-year-old Georgia Dome and offers seating for up to 83,000 for mega events like the NCAA Final Four, which the building will host in 2020.
At this phase of construction, the installation of steel structures and windows is visible. Earlier this year workers installed the stadium's solar panels.