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Photo update: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of Atlanta United (and Falcons)

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A look at exterior stadium progress in honor of Atlanta MLS team’s inaugural home victory

A photo of Mercedes-Benz Stadium next to the Georgia Dome.
The new dome rises a few yards from the old.
Photos: Jonathan Phillips, Curbed Atlanta

What Super Bowl loss?

The surging success of Atlanta’s nascent MLS team—one of the league’s hottest, with 10 goals in the last two matches—has helped dilute the horrible aftertaste of the Falcons’ colossal collapse on the world stage six weeks ago.

Atlanta United FC—aka, The Five Stripes—continued their winning ways before a rabid crowd at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday with a 4-0 rout of Chicago Fire (more like a flicker).

All of which is a reminder that Atlanta United’s $1.5-billion permanent home—a grandiose NFL coliseum that will have a special configuration for MLS games—will be open for business in a little more than four months.

The club announced recently they’ll host the first sporting event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a game on July 30. That announcement concreted the deadline for finishing a downtown Atlanta project years in the making.

In honor of Atlanta United’s first home victory, we swung by the team’s future (and very much under-construction) digs to see how things are shaping up now:

The plaza area that faces downtown is finishing now, as construction on the new home of the Falcons and Atlanta United continues. Expect massive pregame (and prematch) gatherings here.
Photos: Jonathan Phillips, Curbed Atlanta
Construction workers position a lift near the stadium’s top windows.
Construction continues from atop Mitchell Street near Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
From Mitchell Street near Northside Drive.
The stadium’s exterior lines are pronounced against the sky at the Gate 4 construction entrance.
A view of Mercedes-Benz Stadium from the corner of Mitchell Street and Northside Drive. Westside on the Rise.
What July holds.
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