Atlanta United's home venue is still on schedule to open on June 1st, 2017. Arthur Blank remained adamant on Monday during a club media event regarding their training facility that the initial delay will be the only delay in the building of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Blank said @MBStadium still scheduled to open June 1. 2017— Doug Roberson (@DougRobersonAJC) April 18, 2016
With Atlanta United set to begin play in MLS in March of 2017, that leaves the club without a stadium to play their home matches in for the first three months of the season. The club has stated that it's likely to begin the season with a long road trip instead of playing their home matches at a temporary venue like the Georgia Dome or elsewhere.
While this seems like a travesty for the club, it's really not that unheard of. An established club like Toronto FC is undergoing a very similar situation this season while their current stadium is being renovated.
A long road trip to begin the MLS season will only make the eventual home opener that much special for the team and their supporters. Having two separate home openers if a temporary venue was in place just would take the luster off the first match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.