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Design inspiration for Al Thumama Stadium

Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, explains the importance behind the design of one of the country’s World Cup venues, Al Thumama Stadium.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium solar panels

News station WSB-TV reports on renewable power at work at the Atlanta Falcons’ new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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With recent Summer Olympics in Rio and Athens still surrounded by controversy over how much the event cost to stage, will LA's preparation period increase the chances of LA 2028 being a success for the city? 


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Roof at new Falcons stadium closes

AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon has posted images on Twitter that show the intricate roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons, fully closed. The sliding roof panels – far more intricate than a retractable roof – interlock to close the stadium, much like a camera lens, and have been rumored to be behind delays to the stadium’s progress.

News that the complex roof mechanisms are fully working is a significant milestone in the stadium’s timeline, and should mean that a revised opening date (now set for August 26) is achievable.

June 7, 2017

Written by Matt Ross


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