First seats installed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Arthur Blank and other officials along with season ticket holder Stephen Klee install the first row of seats at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Photo by Alison Blue)
Arthur Blank and other officials along with season ticket holder Stephen Klee install the first row of seats at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Photo by Alison Blue)

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, along with Steve Cannon, CEO, AMB Group, LLC and Dietmar Exler, CEO, Mercedes-Benz USA, gathered at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday morning to help long-time Falcons fan and season ticket holder, Stephen Klee, install the first seats in the new stadium.

At the ceremony, Stephen Klee was joined by his parents Rita and Ronnie Klee, who are original Falcons season ticket holders from 1966. They plan to continue the tradition of going to Falcons games together as a family.

Upon its completion in 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be home to the Falcons as well as Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. The multi-purpose stadium will host major sports and entertainment events, including the Super Bowl in 2019, the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2020 and the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship game.