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New $1.6B Atlanta stadium rises; now old one to be destroyed

AP Photo/Mike Stewart ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s new $1.6 billion stadium – home to the NFL’s Falcons and the city’s hugely popular pro soccer team – has successfully risen, despite a series of construction delays over its complex retractable roof. Now, the dome next door that Mercedes-Benz Stadium was built to replace will soon be brought down with explosives. The Georgia Dome, with its history of hosting major sporting events and concerts since its 1992 debut, is set to be imploded Monday morning. Several … Read the referenced story here: New…

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