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Mercedes-Benz Stadium On Track For Aug. 26 Opening, Though More Work Remains For Roof

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 16 / 17

Mercedes-Benz Stadium "looks just about ready for action," and stadium officials "expect more than 50,000 Falcons and Atlanta United season-ticket holders to attend an open house Saturday" before the stadium's official opening with a Cardinals-Falcons preseason game on Aug. 26, according to Tim Tuck...

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