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Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof will be closed during Super Bowl action

The 11Alive weather team forecasts comfortable playing temps (50s) and no rain around kickoff time in Atlanta.

The NFL will attempt to have its proverbial cake and eat it too, in terms of addressing the Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof for Super Bowl Sunday.

NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said weather permitting, the roof will be closed during warmups, then stadium officials will open it up for pre-game festivities (including a military-style flyover from the Air Force Thunderbirds), and then close it once again in time for the 6:30 p.m. kickoff time. 

The roof will remain closed for the rest of the night. 

According to the 11Alive weather team, Atlanta should encounter comfortable temperatures (mid-to-upper 50s) and dry conditions around the opening kick.

It's worth noting: The Mercedes-Benz roof was fully open for two Falcons home games this season.

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