Sorry, Jerry Jones, but your giant big screen is so yesterday. The Atlanta Falcons’ new $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium is where it’s at now. Their 58-by-1,100-foot circular LED board that will ring the the stadium’s roof is going to be “three times as large as the current largest single display board in the NFL.” Oh, here’s another NFL stadium fun fact for you: the video board at EverBank Field in Jacksonville is also actually larger than the one in Jerry World too. Ha!
Check this ish out…
That… is awesome.
Here’s a little taste of how the official web site describes the stadium…
We asked, and you answered. Make the stadium more than just a venue. Make it beautiful. The first sculpture, a falcon, constructed by Gábor Miklós Szőke of Budapest, represents the Atlanta Falcons. The largest free-standing bird statue in the world, the falcon will stand at 41.5 feet tall, with a wingspan of over 64 feet. It will be erected on the main plaza facing the city skyline and be one of the first things our guests see as you approach Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is designed with functionality and flexibility in mind. The seating capacity can be expanded to up to 75,000 to play host to a potential future Super Bowl or FIFA World Cup, or to up to 83,000 for other events such as the NCAA Final Four. Alternatively, by utilizing an innovative mechanized curtaining system for the stadium’s mid and upper bowls, capacity for events like family shows, concerts and Atlanta United (MLS) games can be reduced to optimize the appropriate event setting.
Uh, road trip anyone? It’s going to have a a 100-yard bar that will stretch the length of the football field!
Plus, there will be no shortage of great events to see there once the stadium opens on August 26, 2017 with a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Peach Bowl, the SEC Championship Game, the 2020 men’s college basketball Final Four, the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship and Super Bowl LIII will all be held at the stadium in the coming years.
Of course the stadium has its own Instagram, and some of the stuff on there is just mind-blowing including the eight-panel retractable roof…
This place is going to be so amazing.