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Uniqueness Among Reasons Mercedes-Benz Stadium Roof Not Yet Ready

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 22 / 17

The retractable roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium has required "more money, time, steel and stress than anyone involved expected," according to a front-page piece by Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The roof is not "ready to retract, forcing games to be played with it in the closed positi...

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