Atlanta Falcons fans were pretty skeptical when the plans to build Mercedes-Benz stadium were first announced. “A new stadium? Is that really necessary? Who’s going to pay for it?” These were fair questions, and they cast a shadow over the construction of MBS. Add in some delays, the addition of personal seat licenses, and a ballooning budget: that’s a recipe for disaster.
Thanks to some effective PR and dirt cheap concession prices, MBS now feels like home. It’s not all been perfect. One concern has been congestion. It’s an issue that reached a boiling point during the national championship game in early January. Atlanta Sports Daily’s Jay Donnell is reporting that a solution is already in the works. Officials are planning to add additional exits prior to the 2018 season.
In order to alleviate this issue it appears that additional exits will be added within the year in order to ensure that fans don’t face the same type of problems they encountered in 2017. Many fans expressed concerns about crowd congestion after the college football national championship game on January 8th when MBS experienced one of its largest crowds of the year.
Seem like a problem they could have anticipated a lot earlier? Sure does. But at least recognize that it’s an issue now and will look to solve the problem before next season.