There’s turf on the field, the massive halo board is operational, and the roof is (temporarily) closed. Mercedes-Benz Stadium officially opens on Aug. 26 with an exhibition game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals. Atlanta United FC will have its first match inside the new Downtown stadium on Sept. 10 when it hits the pitch against FC Dallas. Visit the stadium’s Facebook page to see a video tour of the interior. (Images courtesy Mercedes-Benz Stadium/Atlanta Falcons)

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.