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, mmeyer@langan.com,
Rudolph P. Frizzi, D.GE, (M.ASCE), Managing principal at Langan, rfrizzi@langan.com,
Darien Sykes, P.E., (M.ASCE), President and managing director of Sykes Consulting, Inc., dsykes@sykes-consulting.com,
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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 | Cameras | Green buildings | Foundations | Team building | Sustainable development | Windows | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

 

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