Featuring a first-of-its-kind retractable roof, a signature high-definition “halo board” screen that surrounds the playing field, and more than 700 concession and dining areas, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium has taken the concept of the “ultimate fan experience” to new heights.

But the groundbreaking elements that make the new home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s 2018 champion Atlanta United F.C. such a special place were only possible through outside-the-box thinking by a team that worked on those behind-the-scenes features that go unnoticed by fans — at least as long as everything is working properly.