The Atlanta Falcons have called the Georgia Dome home since 1992, but due to necessary renovations as well as competition for major sporting and entertainment events, it was decided that a new stadium would be built next door to retain events currently held at the Georgia Dome and remain competitive in the sports world.

Heery is providing construction owner representative services for the new $1.2 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium through the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA). Heery is coordinating work with the City of Atlanta (traffic, water management, development, transportation, strategic planning, permitting, public works), GWCCA, Georgia Dome, Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light, GDOT, State Properties Commission via GWCCA, Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC), Invest Atlanta, numerous engineers, architects, and contractors.

The stadium will provide permanent seating for 66,000 to 75,000 for NFL games, including luxury suites and other premium seating opportunities. The stadium will also allow for expandable seating for marquee events such as Super Bowls and World Cup Soccer final matches. Site planning includes VIP parking spaces and sufficient parking for teams, tenants, and employees. The stadium will be designed to host other sporting events as well as concerts, general public assembly events, stage shows, and other special events. The new stadium will provide fans with a reimagined guest experience with a game-changing food and beverage pricing and quality model and design elements that improve speed and quality of service.

Key components include:

  • Setting a new standard for multi-purpose stadium design, taking the fan experience to new heights
  • Seating capacity of up to 83,000
  • Working with extremely complex site logistics/constraints
  • Working within proximity of active large venues without interruption to events and site access
  • Sensitivity to surrounding neighborhoods while under construction


Program Management


Atlanta, GA


1.8 million SF