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Falcons set to hold first-ever public full-pad practice at Mercedes-Benz Stadium


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. –The Falcons will make the trip down I-85 to hold their first-ever open practice in Mercedes-Benz Stadium for their third 2018 training camp session on Sunday.

Prior to the start of the team's fully padded practice, fans are invited to attend a special roof-opening ceremony to witness the first fully automated opening of the stadium's one-of-a-kind roof.

· When: Sunday at noon ET.

· Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

· Price: Tickets SOLD OUT

Parking lots will open at 8:30 a.m. ET with stadium gates and the Front Porch opening to the public at 10 a.m. Accompanying the opening of the gates and Front Porch will be music, a drumline and Falcons cheerleaders.

The roof-opening ceremony will take place at noon. Once fully automated, the eight individual panels that comprise the stadium's roof should open in as little as 12 minutes with the single push of a button.

Following the opening of the roof, the Falcons will take the field in full pads at 12:30 p.m. for the start of practice. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn lauded the speed and energy his team had during OTAs and minicamp this summer, but the real evaluation will begin once the pads are on and the helmets strapped up.

All ticket proceeds to benefit the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee's capital improvement project.

For those who want to attend the team's practice and the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof, additional information as well as links to purchase tickets and parking for the event can be found on the "Together We Rise – Falcons Fan Day" page at

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