Bring a hat to Atlanta and maybe some sunscreen. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof is going to be open for the Alabama football game against Miami at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.
Chick-Fil-A kickoff game officials announced Monday that they will be opening the roof for the first time for college football games in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Because the roof is open, fans won't be required to wear masks in open-air parts of the stadium.
“Our policy decisions were made after careful consideration and discussions with Mercedes-Benz Stadium and our participating teams,” Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president Gary Stokan said in a statement. “These protocols are consistent with all other recent events hosted at the stadium, and fan response has been very positive.”
Masks will still be encouraged throughout the stadium, and they will be required in spaces that are enclosed such as club spaces, the press box or the retail store.
All stadium staff will be required to wear masks at all times.
Alabama's game will be the first of the Labor Day weekend, with Louisville and Ole Miss set to play Sept. 6.