OCT 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 36 NEW & RENOVATED Sites In The South! Sponsored Content ercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer's Atlanta United, is also the world's finest sport and entertainment facility. This $1.5 billion state-of-the-art venue, which opened in August and offers VIP-guided tours, is the ultimate spot for company mee- tings and conferences, trade shows and conven- tions, corporate entertainment, team building and retreats, holiday parties and social events. Offering more than 15 different event rooms and 150,000 square feet of unmatched event space, the facility is well suited to intimate gatherings for 10 colleagues as well as extrava- gant celebrations attracting 10,000 participants. Mercedes-Benz Stadium provides premium amenities, fully customizable experiences, a dedicated event team staff and state-of-the-art technology that will transform any event into a unique and unforgettable experience. Innovative and Adaptable Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host more than 100 public events a year, including concerts, family shows, collegiate tournaments, and professional sporting events. In addition to hosting such premier sports events as the Super Bowl in 2019, the NCAA Men's Final Four in 2020 and the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship game, the venue is a great concert facility, drawing such top-tier musical talent as Garth Brooks and Ed Sheeran. By utilizing innovative staging, lighting, and mechanized curtain systems for the upper bowl, Mercedes-Benz Stadium can tailor the capacity and create a personal connection for any type of organization. The facility features the largest LED video display in all of sports. A never-been-done- before, 360-degree halo display that is a ground breaking engineering innovation was installed above the field as part of the stadium's unique retractable roof structure. Additionally, a large, first-of-its-kind mega-column LED display was installed in the stadium and stretches 101 feet from the first concourse level to the roof. Altogether, there are more than 82,500 square feet of video displays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. These displays will provide all of today's modern LED video capabilities using 15HD pixel layouts to provide full HD video and instant replays. They can also use variable content zoning for multiple windows to show any combination of video, statistics, graphics and animations, sponsor messages, and other game information. Energy Efficient Environmental Design Mercedes-Benz Stadium is on target to meet the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ certification, the industry's internationally-recognized rating system for environmentally conscience developers and setting the bar for environmental responsibility for venues around the world. The structure was designed to save 29 percent in energy usage compared to a typical stadium design and has: • 4,000 solar panels generating around 1.6 million kilowatt hours per year of renewable energy – enough to power 160 households in Atlanta; more than nine Atlanta Falcons home games or 13 Atlanta United home matches • Electric car charging stations • On-site edible landscaping • A 680,000-gallon cistern used for water recapture and reuse for land irrigation • A one million gallon cooling tower ■ An Unparalleled Special Events Venue M Natalee Anderson, Director, Private Events & Tours Mercedes-Benz Stadium (470) 341-7500

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