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Mar 2014

Media Roundup: Budget earns final lawmaker approval

The budget for the $1.2 billion new Atlanta stadium earned final lawmaker approval on March 18, and it now awaits the signature of the governor. Legislature backs $17 million for new Falcons parking deck – Atlanta Journal-Constitution Big–league sports teams rock Atlanta market in 2013 – Atlanta Business Chronicle New coalition wants City Council to rescind public financing for Falcons stadium – Creative Loafing


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Mar 2014

Atlanta Business Chronicle honors Falcons and Braves

The Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves were named joint winners of the Best Overall Deal in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2013 Best In Atlanta Real Estate Awards as both of the city’s major professional sports teams announced plans for new stadiums. Last March, the Falcons announced an agreement with the city of Atlanta and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to build a state…

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19

Feb 2014

Media Roundup: New GM on board, latest stadium developments

The Atlanta Falcons added a new position to their corporate roster Tuesday, hiring a general manager of the team’s planned new stadium. Scott Jenkins joins the Falcons from Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners, where he was vice president of ballpark operations for the past 7 ½ years. His previous positions also include stints as vice president of stadium operations and facility management for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles…

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Feb 2014

Atlanta Falcons Hire Scott Jenkins as General Manager of New Atlanta Stadium

Flowery Branch, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons today announced the appointment of Scott Jenkins to the newly-created position of general manager of the new Atlanta stadium, which will be operated by a division of AMB Sports & Entertainment Group. Jenkins will join the group on February 24 and will provide insight into the planning and construction of the new multi-purpose facility leading up to its…

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New design concept images unveiled

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Feb 2014

New design concept images unveiled

The New Atlanta Stadium Committee released 17 new images representing the latest progress in the stadium’s design process. Included in the images are the first detailed renderings of the large plaza just inside the “city window” on the northeast side of the facility, as well as a dramatic depiction of the revolutionary 360-degree halo video board as seen from a sideline perspective. The full photo…

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Stadium News: The Future of MLK Drive

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Feb 2014

Stadium News: The Future of MLK Drive

Progress on the new Falcons stadium has hit a new high gear. A demolition crew worked Wednesday to rip out a portion of the viaduct of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. A Fulton County Superior Court judge on Tuesday set a hearing date of Feb. 17 to validate the $278.3 million the city has agreed to borrow in order provide for the stadium’s construction. Falcons…

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05

Feb 2014

Atlanta Falcons defend plans to realign MLK; AU presidents disagree

A stand-off is intensifying between the west side communities and the Atlanta Falcons over the future alignment of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around the new football stadium. The presidents of the four Atlanta University colleges wrote a letter on Jan. 24 to Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell and Frank Poe, executive director of the Georgia World Congress Center expressing…

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Falcons stadium architect has Super Bowl connection

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Feb 2014

Falcons stadium architect has Super Bowl connection

Sports architect Bill Johnson will take a break from designing the new Falcons stadium to enjoy the Super Bowl at one of his previous creations. Johnson, a senior principal at Kansas City-based 360 Architecture, is the lead designer of the Falcons’ retractable-roof stadium slated to open in 2017 in downtown Atlanta. He and his firm also designed four-year-old MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the…

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17

Dec 2013

Atlanta Falcons Stadium Design – Q&A With Erleen Hatfield

Atlanta Falcons Vice President of Football Communications Reggie Roberts will spotlight various people who will make significant contributions to the design and construction of the club’s new stadium project. First up is Erleen Hatfield, Partner and Director of Structural Engineering for Buro Happold, New York. Buro Happold is known for its iconic and innovative structures and Hatfield is one of the firm’s driving creative forces….

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04

Dec 2013

GWCCA approves more land purchases for Falcons stadium

A state agency on Tuesday approved using public money to purchase two additional pieces of land for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board signed off on deals to buy the small parcels from private landowners for a combined $1.44 million. That brings to almost $9 million the amount of state money the GWCCA has agreed to pay for property…

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