Falcons Confident Changes Won't
Delay Stadium Rich
McKay confirmed on Thursday that $200
million in changes have been ordered for the
new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but
the Falcons president and CEO is confident
it won't affect the target opening date of
June 1, 2017. McKay addressed the issue
during a question-and-answer session
Thursday, after a tour of the stadium. "When
you look at the change orders -- $200
million in change orders -- it's principally
in steel from the complexity of design,''
McKay said. "That's where that [cost] is. We
knew that was coming. We've seen it coming.
When we decided to do the one-stadium
solution and do a downtown solution on a
complex site ... this site was complex.
CEO: Stadium renovation project is
‘currently on schedule’
Grass Being Laid Down in M&T Bank Stadium
DID YOU KNOW?
One of the signature features at Gillette
Stadium, home of the New England Patriots,
is the lighthouse in the north endzone. It
is ten stories tall.