Mercedes-Benz Stadium celebrates fifth anniversary

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Friday marked the fifth anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Stadium opening its doors in downtown Atlanta.

The stadium has hosted many huge names for concerts, sporting events and more since its opening.

“We continue to push boundaries and strive to be leaders in innovation and fan experience,” said AMB Sports and Entertainment CEO Steve Cannon. “Over the last five years, our stadium and its leadership have been honored to host some of the country’s largest events, such as Super Bowl LIII, the College Football Playoff National Championship and an MLS Cup, with our first five years bringing millions of fans and communities together.

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The stadium has become a major event center, hosting nearly 250 events and over 11 million guests, according to the release.

Since 2017, the venue has hosted the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2018 MLS All-State Game, the 2018 MLS World Cup, and Super Bowl LIII in 2019, in addition to numerous Atlanta Falcons games and Atlanta United matches.

“As we look towards the future, now hosting the 2025 College Football Playoff National Championship and the 2026 FIFA World Cup, we continue to work hard in uniting our communities, welcoming people from around the world and providing a world-class experience to all guests of Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” said Cannon.

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Artists to perform at the stadium include the Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Luke Combs, Taylor Swift, George Strait, and Coldplay.

The stadium will host the season-opening game for the defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs against the Oregon Ducks on Sep. 3.

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