AECOM Hunt served as construction manager – in a joint venture with Holder Construction, C.D. Moody Construction, and H.J. Russell & Company – for the state-of-the-art stadium, which is home of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. The stadium officially opened to fans on August 26, 2017 for an Atlanta Falcons versus Arizona Cardinals preseason exhibition game. As a multi-purpose venue, the stadium’s flexible design allows for up to 83,000 seats.
A standout feature of the stadium is a one-of-a-kind retractable roof composed of eight, 1,600-ton panels that each cantilever to resemble a camera shutter opening and closing. In addition, Mercedes-Benz Stadium houses a circular, 360-degree, “halo” video board that completely surrounds the top of the dome. The facility saves more than 40-percent in energy use compared to typical stadiums due to an extensive water capture and reuse system, over 4,000 solar photovoltaic panels, LED lighting, energy monitoring equipment, and energy-efficient glazing.