Facility Tours

Better understand how FM enhances the broader built environment by seeing innovation and daily operations in action.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Please check in by 12:40 p.m. near registration on the Marquis Level. Tours will depart the Marriott Marquis promptly at 1 p.m.
 Please plan to wear closed-toe, flat shoes.

Fox Theatre

Maximum Participants: 25

A world-renowned concert and event venue like no other, The Fox Theatre hosts more than 150 shows and welcomes a half million visitors each year. Conceived as the headquarters for the Atlanta Shriners in 1928, the building was designed by the Atlanta firm of Marye, Alger and Vinour to evoke the mystery and magic of the ancient Near East. Completed by movie mogul William Fox in 1929, it flourished as Atlanta’s premier movie palace for the next three decades, showing hundreds of acclaimed films and hosting live performances from legendary entertainers.

Take a guided tour of the largest movie palace in the Southeast. Be swept away into a world of Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones — a world of Atlanta citizens rising up to save a landmark from the wrecking ball. Fox tours last approximately 60 minutes and showcase the must-see details of the Fox and its remarkable history. Guests will tour more than 10 locations throughout the building, from the orchestra pit and Mighty Mo’ (the largest working Moller theatre organ in the world) to the Men’s Lounge featuring the original furniture chosen by the wife of movie mogul William Fox

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Maximum Participants: 100

Home of the Atlanta Falcons football team and the most sustainable sports venue in the world, Mercedes-Benz Stadium was the first professional sports stadium to achieve LEED Platinum in the United States. A multi-purpose, retractable-roof stadium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium holds the record for the world’s largest halo board and is one of only five stadiums in the NFL with a retractable roof.

The stadium is owned by the state of Georgia through the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and operated by AMBSE, the parent organization of the Falcons and Atlanta United. The total cost was estimated at US$1.6 billion. The stadium officially opened on Aug. 26, 2017, with a Falcons preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. On Feb. 3, 2019, Super Bowl LIII was played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Porsche Experience Center Atlanta

Maximum Participants: 50

The Porsche Experience Center Atlanta provides a thrilling experience you can only get from an iconic sports car manufacturer. This purpose-built destination is designed to help guests fully explore the abilities of the world’s most exciting sports cars. A 1.6 mile driver development track consisting of six modules combine to create a challenging and exhilarating environment filled with hands-on and fast-paced learning.

Visitors can compete on iconic tracks from around the world in the Simulator Lab, or view one-of-a kind vehicles in the Heritage Gallery.