Mercedes-Benz Stadium is located directly south of the current Georgia Dome, on the northwest corner of the intersection of Northside Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
After completion, the northernmost exterior wall of Mercedes-Benz Stadium will stand just 84 feet from the building it will replace.
At 1.9 million square feet, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will surpass the 1.6 million square foot Georgia Dome by 300,000 square feet. In addition, the new building will rise 30 stories into the sky reaching a height of 305 feet, surpassing the Georgia Dome’s 27 stories and 275-foot height.
Between December 10, 2012 and September 30, 2013, two potential sites on the Georgia World Congress Center campus were under consideration. One site was to the north of the Dome at Northside and Ivan Allen Boulevard, while the other sat just south of the current Georgia Dome.
As part of the completion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the site just south of the Georgia Dome was officially selected as the site of Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 30, 2013. The site, preferred by the Falcons and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, was chosen after two historic churches and their congregations agreed to sell their property to make way for the new stadium.