AECOM Hunt served as CM – in a joint venture with Holder Construction, C.D. Moody Construction and H.J. Russell & Company – for the state-of-the-art stadium, home of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United.
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 – which takes less than eight minutes to open – 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. The stadium’s design focuses on water conservation and management and is 42 percent more water efficient than the Georgia Dome. The facility captures rainwater for reuse in a cooling tower and in irrigation of the landscape and trees. In addition, solar panels, LED lighting, energy monitoring equipment and energy-efficient glazing saves more than 40 percent in energy use compared to typical stadiums.
- First USGBC LEED Platinum professional sports stadium