During the summer of 2018, Falcons Coach Dan Quinn and a contingent of Falcons players, executives and cheerleaders traveled to Iraq to give back and show support for our troops. During the visit, the Falcons had a chance to build a deeper understanding and appreciation for the men and women who serve our country.
New renderings have been released for The Home Depot Backyard, an 11-acre greenspace adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will debut in September 2018. The former site of the Georgia Dome will serve as a flex use area for tailgating and parking on game days, as well as a beautiful space drawing a broad range of community programming on non-event days.
Averaging more fans per game than any other club in Major League Soccer, Atlanta United wrapped its successful, inaugural season in tremendous fashion with two, record-setting matches at home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta United’s matches against Orlando City FC on September 16 and Toronto FC on October 22 have both broken the previous MLS single-game attendance record of 69,255, which was set back in 1996.
A partnership between the Blank Family Foundation and community-led organizations, Westside Works is a program focused on providing job training and creating employment opportunities for residents of Atlanta’s historic Westside communities that neighbor Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Launched in 2014, Westside Works has trained more than 500 residents in the fields of construction, culinary, nursing, and IT, representing more than $15 million in wages earned by graduates.