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The Falcons have played two exhibition games at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and will host the Packers tonight in their first regular-season home game. (Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC)

Remember when the Falcons faced the Saints in the final game at the Georgia Dome in January, but then there was another game?

And then another?

Well, Sunday’s Falcons-Packers game will be the ‘second’ home opener at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and it appears the franchise saved the best for last.

A sellout crowd, national TV audience and the NFL commissioner are among the highlights of the first regular-season NFL game in the $1.5 billion facility – and it just happens to feature the teams that met in the ‘final’ Georgia Dome finale.

The Falcons played two exhibition games at MBS in August, the ‘first’ home opener against the Cardinals Aug. 26 and the Jaguars on Aug. 31.

Here are a few things you should know if you’re going to the game, what to expect once you get there and of course the game itself:

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KENT D. JOHNSON / AJC/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

AUGUST 2, 2017 ATLANTA Workers continue the deconstruction of the Georgia Dome, Wednesday, August 2, 2017. As workers prepare Mercedes-Benz Stadium for its opening, a much less glamorous task is under way next door. The stadium is very different than when fans last saw it: tens of thousands of seats have been removed, utilities disconnected, some interior walls knocked down, turf removed, etc. The Dome is scheduled for implosion on November 20. KENT D. JOHNSON / AJC

Falcons great Morten Andersen is set to receive his gold jacket from the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. The enshrinement ceremony is Saturday.

Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Friday:

1. Practice schedule. Today’s practice is at 5:05 p.m. and is open to the public. Gates open at 4:05 p.m. The team is off on Saturday, but will host Military Day on Sunday when gates will open at 8:15 a.m. and practice is set to start at 9:45 a.m.

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