FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- As the Falcons opened training camp in Flowery Branch, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof closed as progress continues towards the one-of-a-kind roof's mechanization.
Progress is being made with each passing day for the Falcons' new home, and it is truly a site to behold. The massive 1,075-feet long, 58-feet tall halo board was successfully tested in June, the turf installation (ADD HYPERLINK) is currently in progress and the roof closing was just as incredible to witness.
Comprised of 27,500 tons of steel, the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium has eight distinct petals that open separately to create the iconic camera lens-like effect that will come to define the defending NFC champions' new home.
As the roof continues to go through its testing process, the stadium remains soundly on track to be ready for the Falcons' third preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 26.
Upon completion, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be one of the most unique, impressive sports and entertainment venues in the entire world and entirely worth the wait.