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NFL: Atlanta's new stadium ready for business, except that roof

While vowing that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be open to the elements at some point this fall, officials still can’t put a timetable on when the elaborate roof — which resembles the cover of a camera lens — will be fully operational.

Atlanta United, the MLS expansion team that has drawn huge crowds in its temporary home at Georgia Tech , debuts at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 10.

Mike Egan, a senior vice president for Falcons and United owner Arthur Blank, said engineers are still working out some bugs to ensure the roof can be opened or closed in 11 minutes.

Several concessions stadiums doled out food during the media tour, including a chicken sandwich developed by renowned Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie.

Also, the committee that hopes to bring the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Mexico and Canada has included Mercedes-Benz Stadium on the list of facilities that could possibly host games.

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