Even though the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium has been pushed back to mid-summer 2017 you can still sneak a peek at the progress. The parent company of the stadium, AMB Group, released a drone video of the $1.5 billion structure on Dec. 22.
Although AMB Group CEO Steven Cannon assured us in October that the June 2017 deadline would not change HHRM Project Superintendent Bob Evans, later that month, said the end goal was to have the stadium finished by the beginning of the Atlanta Falcons 2017 season.
The Atlanta United soccer team had to play the first three months of the season completely out of town due to the project being pushed back.
HHRM is partnered with Holder Construction Co., Hunt Construction Group, H.J. Russell& Co. and C.D. Moody Construction Co. that is in charge of the stadium’s construction.
Contributing writer for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Maria Saporta, reported that the stadium could open on its scheduled date due to its accelerated construction schedule.
Last month Tommy Holder, CEO of Holder Construction, said that is confident that their construction team will make its goal date.
“We are in a compressed schedule. We are accelerating the project to get finished,” Holder said, recognizing that the construction has fallen a little behind from the original projected timeline. ”We have a very tight and very ambitious schedule.”