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List of Potential FIFA World Cup Host Sites Includes Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has mentioned that he would like one of the FIFA World Cup host sites to be the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia more than once, and based on new reports, it looks like his lofty dream may become a reality.

 

Recently, soccer fans were delighted to learn that the soccer federations of the United States, Mexico, and Canada planned to combine forces to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which now seems not only plausible but also pretty likely to happen.

 

Of course, this means that the World Cup will have to be hosted somewhere nearby, and a new, outlined plan listed many U.S. cities to host the many soccer matches that would be held – with a few also taking place in Mexico and Canada.

 

One of the possible stadiums mentioned is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Unfortunately, ESPN has stated that the overall FIFA bid process could take until 2020, so we won’t know for sure until quite some time. But hey, reports are looking good for Arthur Blank.

 

In the meantime, to learn more about everything that’s going on with Mercedes-Benz, give us a call or simply stop by for a chat anytime, here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.

10th Anniversary Atlanta Brew at the Zoo to Contain 70+ Brews And Even More Animals

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, Zoo Atlanta hosts Brew at the Zoo, an awesome tradition that includes tons of craft brews and specialty wines within the award-winning zoo. And this year, Brew at the Zoo is celebrating at 10-year anniversary.

 

The event will include more than 70 brews and a limited selection of wines, with the opportunity to explore the lives of more than 1,000 animals, including giant pandas and apes.

 

Brew at the Zoo 2017 will take place on May 27, with general admission starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be a VIP pre-party that takes place at 4:30 p.m., and the entire event will end at 9:30 p.m. General admission for non-members costs $50 and will include a commemorative Brew at the Zoo tasting cup.
There will also be multiple stages hosting various bands to entertain the crowds, headlined by The Geeks. To see who else will be playing and where, you can go to the Brew Entertainment schedule, here.

 

To learn more about the event, to get tickets, or to explore the huge list of brews, go to the official website here. To learn more about what’s going on in town or to check out our huge selection of vehicles, visit us anytime at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.

Experience the Atlanta Jazz Festival this Memorial Day Weekend

Are you a fan of jazz? Do you like free things? This upcoming Memorial Day weekend from May 27th through May 29th, one of the nation’s largest free jazz concerts will be happening. The Atlanta Jazz Festival happens once a year and showcases everything from classic jazz artists to newcomers to the genre, with over thirty artists performing over the course of the festival’s three-day-long weekend in Piedmont Park.

On Friday there will be two acts on the Main Stage starting at 7:00pm, but Saturday follows up Friday’s performances with 17 different artists starting at 12:30pm and scattered across the Main Stage, Park Tavern, International Stage, and Locals Stage. The Main Stage will even feature three different DJs after the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 9:00pm performance for a late-night party in the park. Sunday rounds out the weekend with 13 artists performing on the Main, International, and Locals stages, beginning at 12:30pm and with the last performance beginning at 9.

 

The festival will also accommodate visitors through the Loews Atlanta Hotel, which is offering concert attendees special rates for the weekend. You will also find an Artist’s Market onsite at the park with local artists offering their goods for display and sale, in addition to concessions stalls selling food and beverages. Some vendors will even offer cuisine such as Caribbean food!

 

So make sure to mark your calendars for the Atlanta Jazz Festival this Memorial Day Weekend. If you just can’t wait, however, Atlanta Festivals has been celebrating the entire month of May with its 31 Days of Jazz event. Check the event calendar to see what jazz-related event is going on in Atlanta tonight!