The first regular season game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be in Week 2 on Sunday Night Football versus the Green Bay PackersWhen the Falcons open Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the 2017 regular season, it will be against the last opponent to compete inside the Georgia Dome.
On Thursday, with the release of the NFL schedule, the league announced the first official regular season game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will take place Sept. 17 on Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers.
That battle occurred less than three months after Atlanta took down Green Bay 33-32 for its fifth win of 2016.
Overall, the Falcons are 15-17 against the Packers since their inception in 1966.
BUY TICKETS HERE: Click here to purchase ticketsThis, of course, will be a rematch of January’s NFC Championship Game, which the Falcons won 44-21 to claim their second conference title in franchise history.
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof opens for first time
via 11 AliveMercedes-Benz Stadium reached a big milestone on Thursday when the roof mechanism opened for the first time.
The video seen here shows the roof’s eight panels in the open position after testing.
Progress seems to be happening after months and months of staring at cranes inside the stadium.
Here’s what the roof is supposed to look like upon completion:However, there’s still much work to be done according to Arthur Blank.
He tells 11 Alive that they have thousands of personnel working around the clock to get the stadium operable by the new August 26 deadline.
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium opening is pushed back again in week 2
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