All eyes will be on Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Sunday, the site of the Big Game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. The building is stunning and the city of Atlanta can’t wait to show it to America.
“There is a tremendous pressure to be the home of the Super Bowl and be in a beautiful new stadium. It’s the big game of the year. Millions of people are watching it. I can tell you for the weeks and months leading up to it there has been so much effort going into this production.” Sanennid Scott Jenkins, General Manager of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The structure is 30 stories tall, has a retractable roof, seats over 70,000 and Jenkins adds that the biggest highlight for fans when they come to the stadium, is this massive halo video board.
“It’s the world’s largest scoreboard. Fifty-eight feet high by eleven hundred lineal feet around. If you were to stand it end to end it would be taller than the tallest building in Atlanta.” said Jenkins.
The stadium is a very intimate building with seats are close to the action. However, the structure isn’t just designed for watching football. Scott says he expects the Halftime Show with Maroon 5 will be a big hit with fans watching on tv and in the building. “We can just amplify whatever we do here. Whether it’s football or soccer or a concert or the half-time show. Just with all the amenities we have, the sight lines we have, the huge halo board, and the lighting effects we are able to do,” said Jenkins
And when it comes to purchasing food at the stadium on Sunday, it doesn’t get any better than this. “(When) people come here for the Super Bowl, it’s a $2 hot dog, a $2 refillable soda, it’s a $5 domestic beer. We have great good offerings,” Jenkins adds.
Chick-Fil-A’s headquarters are based in Atlanta and also have a location inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The company said it will stay with its tradition, even on Super Bowl Sunday, and will not be open on Sunday.