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Falcons stadium construction update coming soon

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The Falcons still have nearly four months to finish their new stadium. And an update in the next few days could determine whether that opening is delayed.

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons said on Mar. 28 they’d have an update in the next seven to 10 days on their construction timeline for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which means we’re in that window.

But it’s not the window, it’s the roof that presents a concern. The unique retractable structure has caused a pair of delays already (from March 1 to June 1), and could present more issues.

The first event scheduled there is a July 30 MLS game, with two other soccer matches scheduled for August and two college football games in early September.

At some point in August, the Falcons would ostensibly need it for a pair of preseason games, and then the regular season to follow. But if the roof is not ready, they could be looking for alternatives, such as when the Dolphins played a preseason game in Orlando last year during the renovations to Hard Rock Stadium.

If the deadline is pushed back and begins to threaten events there, it’s almost like the construction crews built a seemingly comfortable lead, only to let it, . . . oh, never mind.

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23 Responses to “Falcons stadium construction update coming soon”
  1. davidgreene81 says: Apr 4, 2017 2:46 PM

    “If the deadline is pushed back and begins to threaten events there, it’s almost like the construction crews built a seemingly comfortable lead, only to let it, . . . oh, never mind.”

    LMFAO!!!!!

  2. factschecker says: Apr 4, 2017 2:48 PM

    Nice picture. I bet that got taken right at the final buzzer of the Super Bowl.

  3. stipez says: Apr 4, 2017 3:00 PM

    It’s nice to see some creativity but that thing is pug fugly. It will affectionately be known as “the sphincter.”

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 4, 2017 3:07 PM

    Why does a stadium in a warm weather state need a retractable roof?

    It doesn’t of course.

  5. winningisabrees says: Apr 4, 2017 3:15 PM

    If the deadline is pushed back and begins to threaten events there, it’s almost like the construction crews built a seemingly comfortable lead, only to let it, . . . oh, never mind.

    See not only the comments are funny.

    23 point lead 8 mins left

    still SMH

  6. magnumpimustache says: Apr 4, 2017 3:20 PM

    The stadium was almost completed. And at the last moment a big sole crushing letdown.

    Hhhmmmmmm…..

  7. hishighness says: Apr 4, 2017 3:22 PM

    I just hope the speakers can handle all the crowd noise.

  8. Robert says: Apr 4, 2017 3:24 PM

    This maybe the best venue in all of sports!

    Well done Owner blank and the Red and Black.

  9. blackandblueland says: Apr 4, 2017 3:25 PM

    “harrisonhits2 says:
    Apr 4, 2017 3:07 PM
    Why does a stadium in a warm weather state need a retractable roof?

    It doesn’t of course.”

    ? Because Atlanta is one of the main hosts for the NCAA basketball tournament.

  10. skippynj says: Apr 4, 2017 3:25 PM

    They have all sorts of issues closing…

  11. porkchopmoon says: Apr 4, 2017 3:28 PM

    They’re having trouble with Optimus Primes’ Sphincter! Trouble ahead…

  12. rcali says: Apr 4, 2017 3:31 PM

    Who buys an office building for a Billionaire? Dumb, dumb dumb, dumb.

  13. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 4, 2017 3:40 PM

    It really will be the gift that keeps on giving, and every year on 3/28 we can all celebrate the day, the Falcons died.

  14. upnorthvikesfan says: Apr 4, 2017 4:40 PM

    And yet the Vikings new stadium was finished ahead of schedule in a place where it’s winter half the year.

  15. marvsleezy says: Apr 4, 2017 4:50 PM

    From a construction stand point, if its retractable, and they are working on it, then why cant they just stop working on the days that there is a game?

  16. jackedupboonie says: Apr 4, 2017 4:56 PM

    Why not build mega stadiums with potential to hold 150,000 people. The NCAA final four needs a bigger building…smh

  17. pftstory says: Apr 4, 2017 5:01 PM

    marvsleezy says:
    Apr 4, 2017 4:50 PM
    From a construction stand point, if its retractable, and they are working on it, then why cant they just stop working on the days that there is a game?

    Cranes

  18. winningisabrees says: Apr 4, 2017 5:07 PM

    I heard you can pre-order panoramic views framed.

  19. junkmtb says: Apr 4, 2017 5:22 PM

    Sounds like the stadium announcement is choking like the team chocked in the SB!!!! LMAO!!!

  20. outlaw53 says: Apr 4, 2017 5:37 PM

    Always a bridesmaid…never a bride. In Atlanta even the construction crews tank when they need to close something out.

  21. murphyslaw40 says: Apr 4, 2017 5:50 PM

    Two preseason games?

    One at Georgia Tech’s 55,000 seat stadium in Atlanta, one at Georgia’s 93,000 seat stadium in Athens.

    Granted, they’d only get maybe 30% capacity, but it’s preseason… does it matter?

  22. madddogg365 says: Apr 5, 2017 10:44 AM

    Doesn’t matter. Those fair weather fans only show up during the good times…& for photo ops. It will be as empty as the old stadium.

  23. madddogg365 says: Apr 5, 2017 10:47 AM

    upnorthvikesfan says:
    Apr 4, 2017 4:40 PM
    And yet the Vikings new stadium was finished ahead of schedule in a place where it’s winter half the year.

    & how many Super Bowls have they won? #VikingsVs.Saints
    #BrettsRevenge

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