Description: 71,000-seat NFL stadium Owner: Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Developer: Atlanta Falcons Football Club
Architect: HOK GC: Holder Construction Company (managing partner), Hunt Construction Group, H.J. Russell & Company and C.D. Moody Construction Company
Status: Scheduled completion – Early 2017
The most impressive design feature is the retractable roof, which is comprised of eight petal-like panels that can open and close to let in various amounts of sunlight. The roof will allow the stadium to be climate-controlled and used for both indoor and outdoor events. The stadium will offer numerous fan and guest amenities and include state-of-the-art technologies such as an innovative halo video board surrounding the retractable roof.
Scheduled to open for the 2017 NFL Season, the new stadium features 71,000 seats, expandable to 75,000 for a Super Bowl or 83,000 for the NCAA Final Four.