New Atlanta stadium construction delay won’t impact Alabama-FSU, organizer says

For just $465. 79, a fan can purchase a scalped ticket to Section 326, Row 25 of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to catch Alabama’s season opener with Florida State. Still 139 days from kickoff, this Labor Day weekend game would became the so much anticipated Week 1 meeting in years. It’s not just a probable top-five showdown in play here. Alabama-Florida State is the first school game they’ll play in Atlanta’s new artistic sequel to the soon-to-be-gone Georgia Dome.
There’s only one thing: Construction of the $1. 5 billion stadium hasn’t gone as planned. Originally scheduled to open last month, the completion date was once first pushed back to June 1. More recently, the doors were set to open July 30 — just over a month before the Crimson Tide and Seminoles arrive in Atlanta for the Sept. 2 game. For anyone concerned about the delays impacting kickoff, the CEO of the Peach Bowl that’s hosting the game, isn’t worried. “We have full assurances from the Falcons that everything’s going to be fine with the stadium,” Gary Stokan told AL. com. He pointed to the NFL’s release of the preseason schedule as a reason for comfort. The second two of the four weeks for exhibition video games could be played in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The reason for construction delays, extensively reported in recent months, is with the particular retractable roof. “Yeah, there’s no reason for a backup plan simply because everything is going to be ready,” Stokan said. “The roof is going to be fine and certainly that’s the only thing … construction-wise everything else is before schedule or on schedule. ”
The Georgia Dome demolition procedure started in March after its last event, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . The turf playing field is already gone. both colleges effortlessly sold their 30,000 tickets allotted for the game. Face importance ranged from $50 for a couple of thousand student tickets to $250 for lower-level club seats.

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