Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, won't be ready until later this year, but the team has shared some construction updates recently and it already looks pretty darn cool. We do know that the stadium will have a retractable roof, wide seats, what the Falcons claim is the largest video board in the world and some, uh, interesting statues.
Here is how the project looks now, and a peek at what the final product should look like.
From the latest batch of aerial view photos the club has released, here is the outside of the stadium as of January 2017.
Here's another view of that distinctive roof coming together.
This is a panoramic photo taken on March 5, 2017 showing progress inside the stadium. Fans can look at live constuction cameras on the stadium's website.
This is what the final product will look like. This is a rendering of the stadium with the roof closed.
Here the roof is open and you can catch a glimpse of the 360-degree video board.
They are calling this the "City Window" which will allow fans inside the northeast part the stadium to look out and see the Atlanta skyline.
Here's a northeast view of the fan plaza where ticket-holders will enter the stadium.
Looking from the southwest, here is what a Falcons game should look like.
The stadium also will be home to Atlanta United FC, who made their Major League Soccer debut on March 5, 2017. They are playing at Bobby Dodd Stadium until Mercedes-Benz Stadium is ready.
The stadium also is designed to host other major sporting events. Here is a look at the configuration for an NCAA Final Four basketball game.
And this is what a concert from a Beyonce-level act would look like.
The stadium will include "mega-column" vertical video displays, as is seen on the right side of this rendering.
A pedestrian bridge along the "City Window" will allow fans to see the Atlanta skyline from inside the stadium.
Atlanta is trying a new approach to concessions pricing, with a plan to offer the lowest in-stadium food and beverage prices of any major sports franchise. For $2, fans can buy a hot dog, a soft pretzel, popcorn or a bottled water, according to Atlanta United. Nachos, waffle fries or a slice of pizza will go for $3.
Oh, and there will be a giant gaudy statue of a shiny silver bird holding a football in the plaza outside. So there's that.