Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Its Unique Camera Aperture-style Retractable Roof: A Collaborative Approach to Myriad Foundation Support Systems

by Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., (M.ASCE), Principal at Langan,,
Rudolph P. Frizzi, D.GE, (M.ASCE), Managing principal at Langan,,
Darien Sykes, P.E., (M.ASCE), President and managing director of Sykes Consulting, Inc.,,
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Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2021, Vol. 25, Issue 5, Pg. 40-47

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The multiuse Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the NFL�s Atlanta Falcons and MLS�s Atlanta United soccer teams, opened in 2017 and is used as a sports facility and major entertainment venue (Figure 1). With a seating capacity of 71,000, it�s the first Green Buildings Council LEED Platinum-certified professional sports stadium in the U.S. Some of the Stadium�s unique aspects that contribute to its immersive fan experience include a camera-aperture retractable roof consisting of eight approximately 220-ft-long retractable sections, a 16-story window offering views of the city, and an almost six-story, halo video board circling the roof opening.

Subject Headings: Stadiums and sport facilities | Roofs | Green buildings | Cameras | Windows | Team building | Sustainable development | Atlanta | Georgia | United States


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