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Could the Falcons be one step closer to beginning construction on a new stadium in downtown Atlanta? (Credit: Tampa Bay Online) Over the past few months the Atlanta Falcons have been trying to secure a deal for a new stadium in Atlanta. Now, it appears as though the stadium may be becoming a reality. ProFootballTalk’s Michael David Smith is reporting that Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced at city hall today that the city of Atlanta will be providing $200 million of the $1 billion for a new stadium in downtown Atlanta. “I am pleased that we reached an agreement that will ensure the Atlanta Falcons remain in the heart of our city for many years to come and will lead to revitalization of some of the city’s most historic neighborhoods,” Reed said, via FOX Atlanta. Blank praised the deal as a “win-win,” while the city stressed that the $200 million would come from taxes on hotel rooms, rather than taxes from Atlanta residents. The new stadium would replace the twenty one year old Georgia Dome. If the new stadium is to begin construction, the Falcons need the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the Fulton County Commission and the Atlanta City Council to approve their stadium. However, funding can be the hardest thing to secure and today the Falcons have secured twenty percent of their stadium. Perhaps the Falcons could be playing in a new stadium by 2015 or 2016. The post Falcons owner, Atlanta mayor reach deal on downtown stadium appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
BEST OF MAXIM
Despite being a touchy subject within the city, it looks like the Atlanta Falcons are well on their way to building their new stadium.
The billion dollar complex will paid for in part by a local hotel tax that will at most kick in $200 million into the cost of the structure.
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The Atlanta Falcons and the city of Atlanta have taken another step forward on Thursday in giving the city’s NFL team a new and improved home in the future, as city officials as well as team officials met together in order to announce the latest on the talks between the two.
One of the major updates given involved the Falcons’ decision to commit another $65 million to ensure...
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ATLANTA (AP) Officials say financing terms have been reached for the Atlanta Falcons' proposal for a new 1 billion stadium in downtown Atlanta.
The Atlanta City Council must now vote on the proposal.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced the financing deal Thursday at a news conference along with the Georgia governor.
Reed says the public contribution...
During each NFL offseason, there is one player whose contract and/or playing status dominates the conversation.
This year that name is obviously Darrelle Revis.
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Aggressive cornerback Dunta Robinson was not on the street very long.
According to reports, Robinson will sign a three-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly have agreed to sign free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson, who was released by the Falcons.
Kimberly Jones has been informed that free agent DE John Abraham is on his way to meet with the Seattle Seahawks.
This is the first report of Abraham visiting with an team since he was released by the Falcons last Wednesday.
Abraham, 35, could be an affordable defensive end who could mitigate the impact of losing Chris Clemons to a torn ACL.
He tallied 10 sacks for the Falcons...