Falcons secure financing for stadium

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 07, 2013
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 to stadium construction through hotel-motel tax revenue will be capped at $200 million. He says the city will provide $15 million toward the stadium. He says the Falcons will pay $800 million and an additional $50 million for infrastructure-related costs associated with construction. The franchise is also responsible for paying for any budget overruns.
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