Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Client: Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company, LLC/Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Size: 2.1M sq. ft.

Project value: $1.5B

Completion date: Current

Awards: 2016 National Association of Minority Contractors Construction Team of the Year, Holder-Hunt-Russell-Moody, Mercedes-Benz Stadium


For the second time around, H.J. Russell & Company has the honor of contributing to the building of major Atlanta attraction, the Falcons Stadium. As member of a four-partner joint venture team with Holder Construction, Hunt Construction Group and C.D. Moody Construction, H.J. Russell & Company is providing construction management services for this adjustable-seat capacity stadium. The number of seats can be expanded up to 75,000 to play host to a potential future Super Bowl or FIFA World Cup, or up to 83,000 for other events such as the NCAA Final Four. The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2017. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium will boast some of the following features:

  • Retractable Roof Structure: The roof has the capability to retract for versatility. Eight unique roof petals can open in less than eight minutes, creating a “camera lens-like” effect that exposes the inside of the facility to the open air on game and event days. The roof is constructed of ETFE fabric that, when closed, allows for translucent light into the stadium.
  • 360-Degree HD Video Board: The first of its kind, a true game changer. At nearly five-stories (58 ft.) tall and 1,100 linear feet in diameter, the new stadium’s 360-degree HD video halo board will not only be the largest video board in the NFL, but in the world. Every seat holder experiencing a game or stadium event live will enjoy unique camera views and exclusive digital content. The board hangs from the circumference of the roof opening, allowing use with the roof open or closed.
  • 100-Yard Bar: At 100 yards long, this bar, located on the upper 300-level concourse, allows fans to stay in the game even when they’re not in their seats. Planned to offer a variety of food and beverage options, the 100-yard bar will transform the traditional general concourse experience and provide a popular gathering and entertainment space.