Why was the Georgia Dome replaced?

Why was the Georgia Dome replaced?

By 2012, the Falcons and the GWCCA concluded the two-stadium idea was inefficient and impractical. A new retractable-roof stadium would replace the Georgia Dome, which would be demolished, they decided.

Is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium New?

Opened in August 2017 as a replacement for the Georgia Dome, it serves as the home stadium of the Atlanta Falcons National Football League (NFL) and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer (MLS).

Where is the new Atlanta Falcons stadium located?

downtown Atlanta
Located in downtown Atlanta, adjacent to their former home, the Georgia Dome, the Falcons new stadium set a new standard for all stadiums in the NFL. From the exterior to the interior Mercedes-Benz Stadium features a one-of-a-kind design not found in any other professional stadium.

How much was the Mercedes-Benz Stadium?

about $1.5 billion
The stadium opened in 2017 and it took about $1.5 billion to build, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. It was initially supposed to cost closer to $1 billion, but over time and as more and more construction delays pushed back the opening of the stadium, the cost gradually continued to rise.

What happened to the old Falcons stadium?

The Georgia Dome was demolished on November 20, 2017. The Georgia Dome was the home stadium for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) and the Georgia State University Panthers football team.

What are they doing with the old Braves Stadium?

The Braves played the final game at Turner Field on October 2, 2016, a 1–0 win over the Detroit Tigers. The franchise allowed its lease on the facility to expire at the end of the calendar year. In 2017, the team moved to the newly constructed SunTrust Park (now called Truist Park), located in nearby Cobb County.

Was Turner Field demolished?

Centennial Olympic Stadium, which was converted into a baseball park and reopened in 1997 as Turner Field, will be demolished once the Atlanta Braves desert it in 2016.

Why did they close Turner Field?

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County from Turner Field in 2017 because they wanted a new baseball stadium combined with a mixed-use development. The Battery Atlanta is thriving as a mixed-use space adjacent to the Braves home stadium, Truist Park.