Posted September 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Atlanta Falcons are offering an extra $8 million to buy a church property that sits at the site of a proposed stadium. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a preliminary $14.5 million agreement Friday under which officials would acquire the site of the historic Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority would pay $6.2 million. The Atlanta Falcons would provide an additional $8.3 million. Mount Vernon is one of two churches that will have to be relocated if the $1 billion, retractable-roof NFL stadium is to be built on the Falcons' preferred site. A lawyer for Mount Vernon Baptist Church says the congregation will likely hold a meeting next week to vote on the proposal. Reed has already reached a preliminary agreement with the other church.
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