first_img“We’ve worked very hard over the last few weeks to find any possible avenue to meet the July 30 timeline but have not been able to do so,” said Steve Cannon, CEO of the Arthur Blank Family of Businesses, which owns the new stadium and both teams. “Our construction partners have now worked through resequencing the remaining work and are very confident that we’ll be ready for live events beginning with the Falcons game on Aug. 26.”The Falcons will play another game in the stadium five days later against the Jaguars.The stadium has a capacity of 71,000 and cost $1.6 billion.The Cardinals will also play the Raiders, Bears and Broncos in the preseason.The full NFL regular season schedule will be announced on Thursday. A full list of those opponents can be found here. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals will open the NFL season in the Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys in Canton, Ohio.On Tuesday it was learned they will be part of the opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.The Cardinals will travel and play the NFC Champion Falcons on Saturday, Aug. 26 because of construction conflicts that have moved back the opening of the stadium, according to ESPN FC.Atlanta United was originally scheduled to open the stadium in July.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

first_imgNew York – Scotch whiskey maker The Macallan and photographer Rankin have joined together in an historic alliance of artistry and craftsmanship with the introduction of The Macallan Masters of Photography Collection. This unprecedented collection is a portrait of The Macallan brand, composed by Rankin through 1,000 Polaroid photographs of The Macallan estate, Easter Elchies. Each Polaroid has been consigned to its own bottle of The Macallan Fine Oak 30 Years Old, creating an entirely unique objet d’art that celebrates the artistry and craftsmanship of both single malt Scotch whisky and photography. Seventy-five limited edition bottles will be available in the U.S. beginning in February, 2009.“The liquid housed in every bottle of The Macallan is truly an achievement in artistry, telling the story of the distillery, it’s people and their undying dedication to the mastery of the single malt,” said Rankin. “As such, it is a privilege to be able to translate The Macallan’s narrative into a visual representation of the brand.”“Rankin’s images are a testament to The Macallan – its history and its future – providing a portrait of the brand and one moment in time,” said Ken Grier, director of malts for The Edrington Group. “The richness, depth, diversity and quality of the images illustrate every aspect of the estate while communicating its essence in a medium that is both modern and fleeting.”The catalogue of selected images include snapshots of the distillery, Easter Elchies House and dedicated craftspeople, along with still-lifes of surrounding flora and fauna. These images are contrasted and enhanced with selections featuring artistic nude studies of Tuuli, Rankin’s muse.www.themastersofphotography.com/masters-of-photography.aspxlast_img read more