ATLANTA - This weekend country star Kenny Chesney will be in town for his concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It's just the second concert at the venue. Fans will remember there were a lot of complaints after the first concert there. Fans complained about audio issues saying they couldn't hear Garth Brooks singing.
Monday morning, FOX 5 News got a chance to see some of the improvements that have been made since the Garth Brooks Concert. Mercedes-Benz Stadium said after that concert last October, they realized they had to make things better for concert goers. They said they have spent the past six months working on improving the sound quality at the stadium
When Garth Brooks took center stage at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in October 2017, concertgoers left unhappy with what they heard. Now seven months later, Kenny Chesney is about to perform, leaving the big question: Will there be a repeat of audio issues?
"We've learned a lot since the Garth show, that was our first concert in this building. This is obviously a brand new venue," said Chief Digital Officer Jared Miller.
Miller showed FOX 5 News the changes that have been made so far. On Suite Level 1, they've added additional speakers and changed the angle of some of the speakers. And something concert-goers will see this weekend is an audio team member walking around with iPads to adjust levels.
"If we're too loud, it's going to feel too loud," said Miller.
Miller also said they also learned they will have to work with Kenny Chesney's team way more closely than they did with Garth Brook's team including where the stage is positioned.
"In the case for this show he'll be setting up near 20-yard line with his back towards this window to the city and that's really important because at our previous concert it was in the round, right at 50-yard line and we were projecting audio all through the stadium. In this case, we're projecting away from the window. While beautiful this material will cause reverberation," said Miller.
Staff said every time there's a full house they can learn something new, so while they've made these changes, that doesn't mean they won't make more changes in the future if they need to.