When Will The Atlanta Falcons New Mercedes-Benz Football Stadium Be Opened?
Opening of Atlanta United FC Stadium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, delayed until June 2017
The opening of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is delayed, where the expansion club of the MLS will play
- Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- Atlanta United FC
- Atlanta United FC will have to wait a little longer to make their MLS home debut.
According to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), the opening of the ATL Mercedes-Benz Stadium will not be until June 1, 2017, almost a semester later than originally planned. According to club owner Arthur Blank, the delay is due to the design of the structure that supports the retractable roof and the video screen.
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More than 4,000 fans attended the event. The team will make its MLS debut in the 2017 season.
The opening of the stadium in June would mean that Atlanta United FC could not play at home in the first three months of MLS competition starting in March, but Blank said he expects to play all his home games in the modern building. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be home to Atlanta United FC and the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, with a capacity of 71,000, located in downtown Atlanta Georiga.
The AJC assures that a temporary seat for Atlanta United could be enabled, if necessary, for the matches played between March and May.
However, if Atlanta United plays as a local until June 2017, it would not be the first time for an MLS team to play several games as a visitor. Toronto FC played the first seven games of last year while BMO Field was in remodeling, while something similar made Chicago Fire (nine games in 2006) and Sporting Kansas City (10 games in 2011), waiting for the culmination of Their own stadiums.
In fact, Toronto will do the same again this year, playing the first eight games of the 2016 season as a visitor, while BMO Field is again subject to renewals.
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