Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Where to Eat at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Out with the (sort of) old, and in with the new. The Georgia Dome is set to meet the wrecking ball after a quarter-century of existence. In its place rises Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a state-of-the-art facility that serves as the home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS’s Atlanta United FC. The stadium boasts first-of-its-kind technology throughout, and it has the dining options to match. Top Chef alum Kevin Gillespie is on board at the Downtown venue. The Fox brothers and Delia Champion will serve barbecue and chicken sausages, respectively. Concentrics Restaurants has two eateries inside the stadium’s walls. These names are a small sample of what fans will find, and in addition to premium items,

Falcons looking for more decisive runs from rookie Hill

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Rookie running back Brian Hill is still adjusting to the speed of the NFL as he tries to win a backup job with the Atlanta Falcons. The problem is there isn't much time in the preseason for Hill to make that adjustment. Hill and Terron Ward are considered the favorites to win a backup job behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.

Chick-fil-A stand in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be closed on Sundays

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Atlanta Falcons fans won't get their Chick-fil-A fix at the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium for most of the team's games, as the restaurant's stand will be closed on Sunday. The franchise famous for its chicken sandwich is closed on Sundays, and only one of the team's eight home games isn't on a Sunday -- a Thursday night matchup against the? New Orleans Saints?on Dec. 7. A source said the digital signage in the Chick-fil-A stand will be flipped when the stand is closed and it will be used by stadium concessionaire Levy to sell other nonbranded food and beverage items. With its headquarters in Atlanta, Chick-fil-A has had licensed locations at sports stadiums around town, including the Braves'

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will have a Chick-fil-A but it will only be open for 1 Falcons game all season

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Atlanta's brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium will have a Chick-fil-A, but football fans looking to scoop up a tasty sandwich at a game are going to be out of luck: The fast-food chain is closed on Sundays, and all but one of the Atlanta Falcons' regular season games is on a Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Chick-fil-A won't make an exception for the NFL. The company's founder "saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose — a practice we uphold today," Chick-fil-A's website explains. "Sundays are meant for getting out and spending time with family and friends." Or, you know, watching football. The Mercedes-Benz

Going high tech with IBM Cloud at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz stadium

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

There's a new stadium in town, if your town is Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons football team and Atlanta United soccer team have a new home—the glass-encased Mercedes-Benz stadium that is located next to their former home in the Georgia Dome. The new stadium uses IBM Cloud as the basis of a converged network with more than 4,000 miles of fiber on a passive optical network to support IoT-connected systems throughout the building. The 71,000-seat stadium has 90 miles of audio cabling and nearly 2,000 wireless access points for Wi-Fi connectivity. The stadium includes a 360-degree, 63,000-square-foot HD Video Halo Board and more than 2,000 video displays throughout the building. The IT infrastructure

The Falcons new stadium reportedly has a fast food chain that will be impossible for Sunday football fans to enjoy — Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons, has a ton of new features for sports fans to enjoy, including an amazing circular Jumbotron the likes of which NFL viewers have never seen. At first it seems like a likely pairing — Chick-fil-A is based in Atlanta and there's no doubt that any stadium in the country could benefit from selling their delicious sandwiches, shakes, and waffle fries. Which presents a pretty obvious problem for a franchise operating around an NFL schedule.

2017 Fantasy Football Sleepers: 32 teams, 32 sleepers

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Every year, fantasy football owners look for the next breakout stars. They scour through the deepest and darkest parts of the Internet to find that sleeper -- and if they're old school, use a yellow highlighter to mark their cheat sheets -- and hope he turns into gold.

Dan Quinn’s time is always ‘Now’ according to his office clock

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Time can be kept in many different ways. The earliest way that humans kept time was with the sundial. Since then, time has been measured astronomically, with pendulums, and to mechanical and digital clocks. Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has invented his own way to keep time, though it might not be so accurate. Every hour on his clock is replaced with the word “Now.” That’s a cool way to look at things, but it’s also very Football Guy of him to have a clock like that. You know, because The Time To Be Successful Is Always Now or whatever else is the perfect time for it to be Now o’clock. You know when that clock would have been handy? When the Falcons needed to run the ball with an eight-point

Devonta Freeman to miss Sunday’s Falcons game with concussion

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Freeman has already been ruled out for the second preseason game. Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman got a hefty contract extension to open up training camp, but things took a turn for the worse a week later. Head coach Dan Quinn confirmed on Monday that Freeman is in the concussion protocol and won’t play in the Falcons’ second preseason game.

Falcons’ Devonta Freeman ruled out with concussion symptoms

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has concussion symptoms and has been ruled out for this week's preseason game at Pittsburgh. Freeman left Sunday's practice with heat-related issues. Coach Dan Quinn said Monday that Freeman reported the concussion symptoms after leaving the field and has been placed in the concussion protocol. Tevin Coleman took over first-team snaps at running back on Monday as the team held its final practice of training camp. Coleman's playing time likely will be limited in Sunday's game as Quinn focuses on the competition between Terron Ward and rookie Brian Hill for the third running back spot. The Falcons agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $41.25 million