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Courtesy of Atlanta Business Chronicle

At more than $1.5 billion, Mercedes-Benz Stadium gives the Atlanta Falcons a world-class stage as they try to get back to the Super Bowl. But, the project could also become one of the city’s most sought-after private event spaces, boosting Atlanta’s already robust convention and meetings business to another level.

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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

Mike Stewart / Associated Press

Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent highway collapse and subsequent shutdown from a fire and chronic traffic and public transportation woes.


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Eric Gay / Associated Press

Atlanta Falcons football star Julio Jones is among investigators in what backers describe as a massive business and entertainment project planned northeast of Atlanta.

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Georgia Dome's Final Event Was Monster Truck Jam

Mar 6, 2017
Brenna Beech / WABE file

A legendary part of downtown Atlanta's history, and skyline, is heading off into the sunset.

The Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta closed its doors for good following Sunday afternoon's Monster Truck Jam.

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Throughout its 25 years the Dome welcomed nearly 40 million people to more than 1,400 events.