For our Falcons and Atlanta United fans, we have some good news if you’ve been eager to get back to the Benz for a game.
AMBSE will increase capacity for events at #MBStadium to 100 percent beginning with Atlanta United match on May 15th.
— Mercedes-Benz Stadium (@MBStadium) April 28, 2021
AMB Sports & Entertainment released this statement today:
Additionally, the Atlanta Falcons are planning for, and intend to be, at full capacity for games at the start of the season in the fall per a statement made by Commissioner Roger Goodell that he expects to have full venues for the NFL season working in conjunction with local public health officials.
“We are excited to bring our fans back to Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” says Steve Cannon, CEO, AMB Sports and Entertainment. “Given the increased opportunity for Georgians to be vaccinated, the abundant health protocols we have in place at the stadium and the interest from our season ticket members, we felt that now is the right time to re-open the stadium in full capacity allowing all our season ticket members a chance to enjoy watching their teams in person. We will continue to follow the necessary precautions to give fans a safe and clean environment.”
Mercedes-Benz Stadium will maintain health and safety protocols currently in place including, required face-coverings for fans, hand sanitization stands throughout the building, strict cleaning and sanitization before, during and after events, and increased cleaning staff. AMBSE will continue to work with health organizations and monitor external conditions while following all guidelines and protocols set forth by Major League Soccer, the National Football League as well as all third-party event organizations.
In addition, the Hawks announced yesterday that they also plan to increase capacity for the 2021 NBA playoffs.
Travis Schlenk tells @929TheGame that the Hawks are discussing increasing capacity to “almost double” of what’s currently allowed at State Farm Arena, by removing the LED board behind the benches for playoff games
— Mike Conti (@MikeConti929) April 27, 2021
As a sports fan, it’ll make me very happy to see people in seats again. As much as I have missed live sports, I miss the atmosphere when I watch on TV almost just as much.