Garth Brooks Will Open the New Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in October

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If you’re going to open a world-class stadium, you gotta have a world-class entertainer do it for you.

That’s why the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is bringing Garth Brooks to Atlanta on Thursday, October 12, 2017, for a special concert that will also feature Trisha Yearwood. The show will be the inaugural concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Brooks announced the event in a special Facebook Live video with his new “G Alert.” He also stood on a table and said he was paying tribute to “Dead Poets Society” while doing it.

The stadium will play host to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC when not hosting Brooks or other entertainers. They’re already calling it “the ultimate fan experience.”


“Two of Arthur Blank’s goals for Mercedes-Benz Stadium were to create premiere home venues for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, and to attract the best in sports and entertainment to Atlanta,” said Steve Cannon, chief executive officer of AMB Group in a press release. “We’ve succeeded in securing the premiere sporting events in America and now have the top-selling solo artist of the 20th century, Garth Brooks, coming to Atlanta to showcase the stadium as an elite music venue. We could not be more pleased to have Garth set this milestone in the stadium.”

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 30, at 10 a.m. eastern time and may be purchased by visiting or by calling 800-745-3000. To learn more about the show, visit

“Mercedes-Benz Stadium is focused on delivering an unmatched guest experience to everyone who enters the building,” said Tim Zulawski, SVP and chief commercial officer, AMB Sports and Entertainment. “It was important for us to not only find an artist who could deliver the biggest show in the world, but also has the same fan-focused ideals. We know the best artist who can deliver and that is Garth Brooks.”

“I’m thrilled to be back in Atlanta and honored to play the first concert in Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” said Brooks. “I’ve visited the stadium twice in the last month and all I can say is – the fans are going to love it; it’s truly one-of-a-kind. We’re going to create a special experience the fans will never forget and I can’t wait to light that place up this fall!”