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6 things to know about Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

6 things to know about Mercedes-Benz Stadium

by Drum Corps International

1

It’s brand new

Erected next door to the Georgia Dome where Drum Corps International hosted more than a decade’s worth of events, the stadium officially opened in August of 2017 with a preseason football game featuring the Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals.

2

It’s built with spectator comfort in mind

From a faster and more secure entry experience (boasting 40 percent more capacity than the Georgia Dome), to wider seats (two inches wider than the Georgia Dome), to a robust wireless and cellular network so you can stay connected to your devices all the time, stadium planners put a reimagined fan experience as a top priority for this facility.

3

It’s eco-friendly

Achieving the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council, the stadium design called for a number of sustainable measures. The facility is the first sports stadium in the world to achieve LEED platinum certification, and among the highlights of its green features is renewable energy that is generated through 4,000 solar panels.

4

It’s state of the art

Just below a first-of-its-kind retractable roof, the crowning centerpiece of the stadium is its 360-degree “halo” video board, which is currently the largest in pro sports. The 63,000-square foot HD video screen is more than five stories tall.

5

Concessions are wallet friendly

The stadium’s “fan-first” menu offers a dozen items priced $6 or under. From $2 hot dogs and soft drinks to $5 draft beers.

6

It’s a multi-purpose venue

This summer alone, the stadium will host major events and concerts from Drum Corps International, Major League Soccer, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

How to attend

The DCI Southeastern Championship will take place Saturday, July 28, and tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster. Special discounts are available to groups of 20 or more.

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