The Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company, the developer and operator of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has reached an agreement with the Savannah College of Art and Design to incorporate art into the new stadium it was announced via a press release today.
In an effort to make the fan experience as unique as possible, S.C.A.D. will install the artwork around the stadium. These pieces will include professionally commissioned, selected and installed original artwork, as well as the professional installation of memorabilia.
The university is an award-winning entity in the art community and even has it's own museum of art. This unique partnership should offer something different to the new stadium that no other sporting venue has. Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank happy to partner with a local establishment to spruce up his new building.
"We are delighted to partner with one of our ‘own' in finishing out the interior and exterior of Mercedes-Benz Stadium," said Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, both of which will play its games in the stadium. "With nearly two million square feet of space, there are plenty of opportunities to further enhance this iconic building through art and memorabilia, as well as depict who we are and what our great city and state stand for."
All artwork will be installed before the stadium opens in 2017 and it will include pieces from local artists in addition to artists from around the nation and world.
"The aesthetic design of any space, public or private, has the power to teach, influence, and inspire," said SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. "By collaborating with the development team at Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company, SCAD has a unique opportunity to elevate the in-game experience through unforgettable, dynamic art in Atlanta's new superlative stadium."
We'll have to wait and see what the final product looks like, but this seems like a great addition to AUFC's future home and one that will separate it from all the other new venues popping up around the nation.