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Officials deem Mercedes-Benz Stadium on track for opening

Officials deem Mercedes-Benz Stadium on track for opening
Published On: Sat, Jun 03
Oct 20, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) rushes with the football during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports



Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials provided a media tour of the still-under-construction building Thursday, pointing to signs of progress that they said signal the massive stadium is on track to open for the start of football season.

We are in the home stretch, said Mike Egan, senior vice president of AMB Group, parent company of the Falcons and Atlanta United. Weve got 2,000 workers a day on the site, working in some cases around the clock in three shifts to get the building finished.

AMB Group announced in April that the stadiums opening would be pushed back to a Falcons exhibition game Aug. 26 " the third delay in the opening date, all because of issues with steel work on the retractable roof. Although it was obvious on Thursdays tour that much work remains to be done in the next 86 days, officials involved with the project held firm to the late-August date.

One thing that people get surprised on is the progress that we can make in a single day, said Jason Hughes, vice president of Darden & Company, the project-management firm overseeing development of the stadium for Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank.

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