• TIME-LAPSE: Roof closes at Mercedes-Benz Stadium


    ATLANTA - Construction on the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is nearing completion as the Atlanta Falcons prepare for the first preseason game next month.  

    Two thousand people are working around the clock to make sure everything is ready to go. 

    The Atlanta Falcons posted a time-lapse video of the 48 hours of the roof closing. 

    The Falcons said earlier this week that the roof will remain closed for the first few games. It is not yet fully mechanized. 

    The Falcons' first game at the new stadium will be a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 26. There will be one more preseason game, two college football games and an Atlanta United match before the Falcons' first regular season game against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 17.

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