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Here’s the plan for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof during the Super Bowl

The roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium was open as Super Bowl preparations were made Friday.Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

The roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will be closed, then opened, then closed again Sunday during the Super Bowl.

According to Brian McCarthy, a public relations representative for the NFL, the plan is for the retractable roof to be closed during on-field warmups, open for the pregame ceremonies, which includes a flyover from the Air Force’s Thunderbirds, then closed for the remainder of the night.

The weather is forecast to be 59 degrees and mostly sunny at kickoff around 6:30 p.m. This is the third year in a row the Super Bowl has been played in a dome or a stadium with a retractable roof. The last outdoor Super Bowl, Super Bowl L in 2016 between the Broncos and Panthers was held at Levi’s Stadium, where the San Francisco 49ers play.


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