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Report: Georgia Dome demolition delayed as Mercedes-Benz Stadium construction update nears

More questions, fewer answers.

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An interesting bit of news dropped on Monday as the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that the scheduled July demolition of the Georgia Dome will be pushed back until the end of the year. This coupled with reports of roof problems with Mercedes-Benz Stadium leave us with even more questions about the planned July 30th opening date coming to fruition.

The AJC reports that an update on the construction timeline for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United’s new stadium is coming on Tuesday. The last official update given by anyone stated that Atlanta United would open MBS against Orlando City on that July 30th date.

The Georgia Dome’s demolition being pushed back means it’s still operable as a venue and could host sporting events if an emergency situation arises. We don’t know if that’s the case yet, we’ll just have to wait until an official update on MBS is given on Tuesday to find out. Is it worth panicking yet? Probably not. But there is a contingency plan in place now if one is needed.