About Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Nestled in the heart of Atlanta, a geometric glass-and-steel behemoth rises from the city, glittering in the sun. Its silver exterior gleams, an angular beast dominating the landscape, even as the roar of the crowd can be heard from its cavernous inside. On its roof, its symbol can be seen proudly: the Mercedes-Benz emblem. This marvel of engineering is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and it. Will. Blow. Your. Mind.
The History of the Stadium
The multi-purpose Mercedes-Benz Stadium was built in 2016, making it one of the newest and most modern stadiums in both the National Football League and Major League Soccer. Built to replace the Georgia Dome, which had been built in 1992, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is one of only five NFL stadiums with a retractable roof. It’s owned by the state of Georgia itself.
What Makes Mercedes-Benz Stadium so Special?
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a marvel of modern engineering, and the kinds of amenities this monster arena offers are seemingly unending. With the ability to hold more than 75,000 screaming, crazed fans for either the NFL or the MLS, this stadium holds the record for the world’s largest video board at more than 62,000 square feet. We don’t know how much that is, but we’re pretty sure you’ll never miss a moment of the action no matter where you’re sitting in this behemoth of a stadium! Combined with that retractable roof and you’ll be sitting pretty in comfort rain or shine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Mercedes-Benz Stadium located?
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.
What kind of events does Mercedes-Benz Stadium host?
Mercedes-Benz Stadium events range from football to soccer to concerts! Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé — you name it, they’ve been there! If there’s a spectacle to be had, this arena will host it.
Which team is playing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium?
Where can I park for free at Mercedes-Benz Stadium?
At Mercedes-Benz Stadium events parking is plentiful and affordable. The stadium does have a number of official lots but they are usually reserved for season ticket holders. However, you won’t have trouble finding other parking as there are plenty of other lots and garages for you to pick from. At the furthest lot, prices start at $13 for Mercedes-Benz Stadium sporting events.
What is the seating capacity of Mercedes-Benz Stadium?
Mercedes-Benz events can seat up to 71,000 spectators.
Who owns Mercedes-Benz Stadium?
While it’s owned by the state, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is operated by AMB Group.
How do I get to Mercedes-Benz Stadium using public transport?
Given the stadium's convenient downtown location, there are plenty of transportation options for fans heading to a game. Check out the Mercedes-Benz Stadium website for driving directions, parking passes, and full public transit routes.
- Public Transit
Hop on MARTA — Atlanta's citywide rail and bus system — to easily get to Mercedes-Benz Stadium from anywhere in the metro area. There are several stops located right at the entrance of the stadium, making it a breeze to take public transportation to the game.
- Ride Sharing
Catch a ride to the game with Uber or Lyft, which both have a solid presence in Atlanta. The stadium has set up dropoff and pickup locations in partnership with Lyft, making it even easier to get in and out of the area and avoid congestion. The primary (recommended) Lyft zone is near Gate 1, while a smaller secondary zone services Gates 2, 3, and 4 on Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
For those who choose to brave the traffic and drive to the game, there is ample parking around the stadium — with nearly 20,000 spots within a 20-minute walk from the entrance. Parking passes for official stadium lots can be purchased online in advance.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is located right next to the Westside PATH, an off-road bike trail connecting several parts of the city. If you ride your bike to the stadium, you can lock it up at one of the many racks on the grounds, or use the stadium's bike valet (available on most major event days).
What can I bring into Mercedes-Benz Stadium?
All guests will go through metal detector screening prior to entering the stadium, including inspection of anything you plan to bring in. Before heading to the game, check out the stadium policies on their official website. Note that bags must be under 12x12x6, and anything over 4.5x6.5 needs to be clear and made of plastic, vinyl, or PVC.
Prohibited behavior and items include:
- Abusive, foul or disruptive language
- Alcohol *
- Animals (except service animals to aid guests with disabilities)
- Bags that do not follow The Mercedes-Benz Stadium clear bag policy (please see Bag Policy)
- Battery packs
- Bottles, cans and beverage containers of any kind *
- Cameras with lens longer than 6" (detachable or non-detachable)
- Chairs, booster seats, stools or other seating devices
- Food items *
- Inflated balls *
- Interference with the progress of the event (including throwing objects)
- Knives of any length
- Large umbrellas - Must be under 33 inches to be allowed in the building.
- Laser pointers
- Pyrotechnics, firearms
andweapons of any kind or any other item or action deemed dangerous or inappropriate
- Signs or flags (no larger than 3’ X 5’), shakers, pom-poms or any item with a pole or stick.
- Ticket scalping
- Trespassing, soliciting, peddling and loitering
- Tripods, monopods
* unless purchased on-site
Where should I eat at Mercedes-Benz Stadium?
This sleek new stadium doesn't just look good — it serves up some of the best food in the league. Ranked #1 in the NFL by fans, the venue takes stadium food to another level. Gone are the days when you had to choose between a naked hot dog and a rock-hard giant pretzel. Fans at Mercedes-Benz stadium can gorge on gourmet short rib burgers, smoked pulled pork tacos, and even vegan
Among the many specialty dining options available, fan favorites include:
- Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand
- Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
- Molly B’s Kitchen
- Snackology 101 Market
- Golden Brown & Delicious