The Atlanta Falcons are proud of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it looks like the facility may have a crowd-flow issue.
The stadium was used during the opening week of college football for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games. Alabama and Florida State squared off Saturday night with Tennessee and Georgia Tech playing Monday night.
Both games were exciting, but fans reported an issue when trying to leave the stadium following Monday night’s contest. Many fans who were in attendance and struggled to leave took to Twitter to voice their concerns and disappointment, via Reddit Twitter account:
— David Peterson (@dpeterson101) September 5, 2017
It's scary bad getting out and they weren't letting anyone use the escalators. pic.twitter.com/wBhAq4xo0O
— Cody Fortune (@CodyFortune) September 5, 2017
— Neil (@RealNeilB) September 5, 2017
The game on the field is one thing, but the last thing anyone wants is an injury or incident while attending a sporting event. Fan safety is a chief concern, and it looks like the stadium staff will need to address the procedures for exiting smoothly.