Mercedes-Benz Stadium

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Architect: HOK
  • Client: Buro Happold

Project Highlights

  • Connection design for new stadium
  • 18,000 tons of steel
  • Award-winning project
  • Site of 2019 Super Bowl


The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, features an eight-panel translucent retractable roof. When closed, each individual roof panel overlaps the next like a pinwheel camera shutter, and when opened all together, the panels extend outwards in a gesture of bird wings surrounding an oval-shaped opening that spans 14.5 acres. Working with engineer of record Buro Happold, MBJ provided steel connection design for the roof panels, the cantilevered ends of the main roof trusses, and the hood framing between these cantilevered ends. The stadium contains seating for up to 72,000 fans, including 180 luxury suites as well as other VIP seating. Two of the facility’s most compelling features are translucent glass walls that open along with the roof to allow in fresh air and a five-story halo board that encloses the playing area.