Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home to National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, features an iconic eight-panel translucent retractable roof, setting a new bar for the structure of long span roofs. When closed, each individual roof panel overlaps the next like a pinwheel camera shutter. When opened all together, the panels extend outwards in a gesture of bird wings surrounding an oval-shaped opening that spans 14.5 acres. The multi-purpose 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.