The construction of the Falcons' new stadium is well underway. In just over 2 years, the Falcons will play their first game at the new and improved, fan-centered venue. Huzzah!
The three-year project broke ground earlier this year and the underground work is about 90 percent complete. Concrete columns and elevator slabs are beginning to rise out of the ground at the site in the shadow of the Georgia Dome, and a flurry of activity in the coming months will begin to give the stadium further shape as the skeleton takes form in early 2015.
There are a few things worth noting about the new stadium. First, as referenced above, the Falcons are heavily emphasizing the fan experience. And they're not just concerned about the lower-level fans sitting at the 50 yard line. They want every fan in the stadium to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.
Also notable is the Falcons' focus on technology. The new stadium will feature a 360-degree video halo board. The goal is to make it the most technologically advanced venue on Earth.
In short, the Falcons are sparing no expense. If you can't enjoy a football game at this new stadium, then you're dead or unconscious. I'm excited, and you should be too.