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Old 09-03-2017, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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From watching the Bama-FSU game on my DVR it appears most of the fans remained in their purchased seats. Was anybody there? Would love to hear the out of town reaction / opinion of the new stadium! (I posed this same question in the Birmingham forum last year, as to whether Alabama fans were excited about the new stadium, and got lots of icy / cold replies. The folks over there just don't enjoy giving ANY props to Atlanta, apparently, and (I dare say) remain somewhat bitter that the SEC's big games prefer Atlanta venues over B'ham (where the league is headquartered).

Atlanta has pretty much become the "home away from home" for Alabama in the past 10 years, what with the kickoff classic and the SEC title game. Alas, I think most Bama fans come over for the game and then drive home, so not too sure what the economic impact is over the 3-day weekend.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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From watching the Bama-FSU game on my DVR it appears most of the fans remained in their purchased seats. Was anybody there? Would love to hear the out of town reaction / opinion of the new stadium! (I posed this same question in the Birmingham forum last year, as to whether Alabama fans were excited about the new stadium, and got lots of icy / cold replies. The folks over there just don't enjoy giving ANY props to Atlanta, apparently, and (I dare say) remain somewhat bitter that the SEC's big games prefer Atlanta venues over B'ham (where the league is headquartered).

Atlanta has pretty much become the "home away from home" for Alabama in the past 10 years, what with the kickoff classic and the SEC title game. Alas, I think most Bama fans come over for the game and then drive home, so not too sure what the economic impact is over the 3-day weekend.
I didn't go to the game but was out and about yesterday and saw a lot of people "dressed out" for the game. They were here early and out spending at restaurants and shopping retailers before the game.

What a great city! As my grandmother always said, there will always be those jealous. (and not giving credit where credit is due) But Atlanta is doing great things and should just keep going and doing great things. This is an amazing city, all things considered.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The roof is open! This is earlier than scheduled. Stadium looks awesome on TV. I previously complained about the roof's overly-complicated design, but it appears to be in working order and the halo board looks very cool with the roof open
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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Wow. People aren't in their seats. Sure was a flaw.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:29 PM
 
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It's a little late - if it was 1 pm I think it would be a different story.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Wow. People aren't in their seats. Sure was a flaw.
Yes they are. Most seats are filled even though it's a blowout in the 3rd quarter.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Yes they are. Most seats are filled even though it's a blowout in the 3rd quarter.
Too soon.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:35 AM
 
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Yes they are. Most seats are filled even though it's a blowout in the 3rd quarter.
Was being sarcastic lol
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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http://http://www.atlantamagazine.co...-benz-stadium/

Thought this was a good read. Not sure if it's been posted anywhere else on this site.

I've always been heavily into great architecture, engineering and iconic buildings; so this isn't simply an Atlanta thing for me (although icing on the cake). It's also great that the city has a visionary in Arthur Blank who's really invested in the city itself, unlike others.....cough, cough, Libert group. Look at the fan base Atlanta United has gained as an expansion team in their inaugural season! The stadium looked amazing last night with the roof open, and is just as amazing from a up-close and personal fan perspective! #hometownglory
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I'm a season ticket holder and attending for the first time last night. Beautiful stadium, and it was very loud. I think more bathrooms need to be added. I am please with the stadium though and those from Green Bay were very impress.
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