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Falcons new stadium target date pushed back to Aug. 26

AP

The Falcons have pushed back the opening of their new stadium for a third time, but promise this time they mean it will be ready when they say it will.

According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, team officials said the building will debut on Aug. 26, when the Falcons host their Week Three preseason game against the Cardinals.

The opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium was pushed back twice previously, and the last target was July 30 for anĀ Atlanta United MLS match.

Steve Cannon, the chief executive officer of Falcons parent company AMB Group, LLC., said the Georgia Dome would remain in place but they had “no concerns,” that they’d need it. The new building also has a pair of early September college football games on the schedule, before the NFL regular season begins.

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15 Responses to “Falcons new stadium target date pushed back to Aug. 26”
  1. 700levelvet says: Apr 18, 2017 1:20 PM

    That is one funny picture…

  2. coltsreign says: Apr 18, 2017 1:25 PM

    Steve Cannon is one letter away from sounding like another Steve.

  3. tronkoopmn says: Apr 18, 2017 1:26 PM

    Seems to be a theme of the Falcons to go from starting ahead to falling behind late

  4. Bob says: Apr 18, 2017 1:32 PM

    “Seems to be a theme of the Falcons to go from starting ahead to falling behind late”

    Yeah, no surprise to anyone that the Falcons can’t finish.

    Supposedly, the problem is the roof won’t close, which is so Falcons. They know about not closing things.

  5. fishyinalittledishy says: Apr 18, 2017 1:40 PM

    Home of the super bowl champs. Oh wait ! What they lost ? NO ! NO ! Another team that let us all down, with terrible decisions handing yet another freebie to the evil empire. Thanks to two birdie teams for that.

  6. winningisabrees says: Apr 18, 2017 1:58 PM

    what about Champions Lounge?

  7. learysdisciples says: Apr 18, 2017 2:13 PM

    Script Club will be opens tho!

  8. One For The D**k #Six says: Apr 18, 2017 2:30 PM

    All I take from this is the confusion that Major League Soccer has two teams named “United”??? DC United and Atlanta United? Is that correct?

  9. zaphod424242 says: Apr 18, 2017 2:53 PM

    Where’s the power of the Home Depot?

  10. mcjon22 says: Apr 18, 2017 3:00 PM

    Eh, no one really cares about the Falcons.

    It better be open in time for FSU vs Alabama though!

  11. burndownhottopic says: Apr 18, 2017 3:08 PM

    So the Falcons & Saints will both play in the Mercedes Benz Something…that just sounds stupid to me. Huh? How? What?

  12. guyjuneguyjune says: Apr 18, 2017 3:17 PM

    WATCH WHAT HAPPENS….. Kroenke stadium plans to play in 2019 will be scrapped. With local business – choking building codes, state EPA regulations in La-La-Land it won’t happen on time. Kroenke already ponied-up $12,000,000 for the FAA to purchase technical equipment, so Kroenke stadium communications won’t interfere with aircraft traffic. In addition, the “other”Carson team will also have to wait at least another year. They have NO HOME GAMES. The Spanos/Fabriani mob will have to wait. Can you imagine if Carson makes the playoffs with” home” games they’ll have to play in the Carson soccer stadium. What a mess!

  13. rcali says: Apr 18, 2017 3:18 PM

    Who buys an office building for a billionaire sports owner?
    Signed,
    Los Angeles

  14. therealtrenches says: Apr 18, 2017 4:40 PM

    They forgot to install the secret PA system for the fake crowd noise.

  15. madddogg365 says: Apr 24, 2017 11:38 AM

    Even the NEW stadium is a loser. Can anything in ATL hold on to it’s lead? lol

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