The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, set to open this fall, will be the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team – Atlanta United FC. Replacing the 25-year-old Georgia Dome, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium has a futuristic feel in a city that once hosted the Olympics. This next level eco-friendly stadium will feature top-notch events of all types for years to come. Costing a projected $1.6 billion, the Georgia Dome was built with a price-tag of $525 million. Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is valued more than Europe’s most expensive stadium, Wembley, and is tied with MetLife Stadium (New York Giants and Jets) as the most expensive in the NFL.
The future home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers in Inglewood, which is set to open in 2019, will nearly double the cost of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. However, the plus-side of Atlanta’s stadium is the convenient cost one will spend at the concession stand. The Falcons will offer the lowest concession prices in major team sports in the 2017 season, with prices of bottomless (free refills) soda, water, popcorn, pretzel, and a hot dog for a whopping $2 each!
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