This is a photo of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium during an Atlanta United game. It’s an incredible venue. It’s what you’d expect from a $1.5 billion price tag. The views, concessions, seating, and “nice-ness” is right on.
Even though it’s a great place to watch an event, I still don’t know if it was worth the price tag. It’s hard to discuss because it was such a complex issue. The State of Georgia proscribes how certain city taxes can be used, and this was judged to be the best project. It’s a hard issue. But this video from Vox does a good job explaining the economics.
Go Atlanta United! (wherever they play)