Mercedes-Benz Will Now Be A Sponsor For The Falcons' New Stadium
|Mercedes-Benz Will Now Be A Sponsor For The Falcons' New Stadium|
Beginning in 2017, the Falcons will be able to play their division Rival, the New Orleans Saint, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, or at home in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium or Mercedes-Benz Field or the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, or whatever Mercedes-Benz Name they decide on.
Fans of the Falcons and Saints are not happy!
@atlantafalcons This officially makes me sick. Are we going to change our name from the falcons to the saints now?http://t.co/o9iFlIsi6c— Glen Pridgen (@glenpridgen) August 24, 2015
Why are the Falcons trying to copy the @Saints ? There can be only one stadium named Mercedes Benz ✊🏾 #WhoDat— Kräçkâ Tøñē (@Kingg_Tony) August 24, 2015
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also spoke on the announcement. The question was raised about the names "Atlanta" or "Georgia" not appearing in the stadium, withWhy on EARTH would Mercedes Benz want to name the new Atlanta Stadium. They already own the Saints dome name now they want the Falcons too— Sammy D. Logan (@Sammy_Socialite) August 21, 2015
so much fan association to the Georgia Dome since it opened in 1992.
"Don't lose sight of the fact that this is all part of our World Congress Center complex, the Georgia World Congress Center complex," Deal said.
Falcons stars Matt Ryan and Julio Jones also responded to the announcement .
"Obviously an exciting day for Mr. Blank and for Mercedes-Benz," Ryan said. "I think it's great for the city of Atlanta.
I'm excited about when you see the unveiling of the pictures, I'm excited about seeing that place get finished up and calling that home two years from now. It's just a fun day, a fun day to be a part of it, and I'm happy for everybody involved."