Tag: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Aluminum Cups Shine in Drive to Recycle More

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium is among the venues using aluminum beer cups. (Courtesy AMB Sports & Entertainment) Some venues move from plastic to a product less likely to end up in trash The push to achieve zero waste at sports and entertainment facilities has multiple venues replacing single-use plastic cups with aluminum drink containers, and the early results have caught officials by surprise. Fans are taking stacks of the recyclable cups home as souvenirs, and some are selling them on eBay for $40 to $50, according to early adopters. It’s all good, though. The new version of the souvenir cup is a byproduct of an increased awareness by teams, schools and concessionaires to get rid of all plastic, a material with extremely low recycling rates that is littering the country’s landscapes and waterways.  AMB Sports and Entertainment recently began testing aluminum beer cups in two event-level clubs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and […]

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Falcons, Atlanta United Going Cashless

AMB Sports & Entertainment has added cash-free points of sale at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the past year. (Getty Images) Transition comes as part of AMB Sports’ decision to lower some concessions prices further Cashless venues are gaining traction at the highest level of sports. AMB Sports & Entertainment, owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC, has committed to eliminating cash transactions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The move takes effect March 10, when Atlanta United opens its 2019 home schedule against FC Cincinnati. Mercedes-Benz Stadium becomes the second big-league building to go cashless for food and merchandise after Tropicana Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. Levy runs the food service at both venues and merchandise at the Trop. Fanatics runs retail at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Other facilities in Atlanta are moving in the same direction. Delaware North Sportservice, the food provider at SunTrust Park, […]

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