Work has officially commenced on a new stadium projected to open in 2017 in Atlanta. With a $1.2 billion price tag, the 71,000-seat stadium designed by 360 Architecture will incorporate many high-tech features such as an innovative retractable roof and 360-degree video board. It will also utilize the latest in sustainable building practices to help reduce the environmental impact of the new construction.
Using the latest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines from the U.S. Green Building Council, the stadium continues a trend of sustainable stadium construction that has grown in the past decade in the United States. The stadium will serve as the home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and a Major League Soccer expansion franchise.