Currently under construction in Atlanta’s downtown tourist and entertainment district, Mercedes-Benz Stadium represents the latest in design and features for a multi-purpose venue.
Central to the building design is utilization of natural light, with an exterior skin made of ETFE panels and a retractable roof inspired by the oculus in the ancient Roman Pantheon. The stadium will also seek LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification at the highest level from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Upon its completion in 2017, the world-class sports and entertainment facility will be home to Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United and the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons. The multi-purpose stadium will also host other major sports and entertainment events, including the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2020.