November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; An Atlanta Falcons helmet prior to kickoff of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons unveil 3D video of new stadium

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While much fanfare has been generated for the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium and the soon to be constructed venue for the Minnesota Vikings, they’re not the only two NFL teams with soon to be open digs. The Atlanta Falcons are also in the midst of building a new stadium and it’s pretty impressive.

A few months back the organization released renderings of the retractable-roof, multi-purpose venue but now they’ve stepped their game up with a 3D video.

Set to replace the Georgia Dome which has housed the Atlanta Falcons since 1992, the yet to be named stadium will include an eight-panel retractable roof that resembles a ‘pinwheel’ along with a glass wall that opens on the roof to allow in fresh air.

In addition, the roof panel’s are said to be adjustable in regards to how much light they allow in, so even on a drizzly Georgia day it will still appear as if there is nice weather outside.

The Atlanta Falcons won’t be the only team to call the stadium home though as ATL’s MLS team  is also expected to share the venue and will be able to ‘close’ off parts of the stadium with motorized curtains to give it more of an intimate feel as opposed to seeing a ton of empty football seats.

Given that ground was just broken on the new stadium (set to open in 2017) there are still plenty of unknown technological features to be added, but for now it looks like it will be a pretty sweet place to attend a sporting event.

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