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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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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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15

Nov 2013

Comparing Braves, Falcons stadium deals

With two Atlanta sports teams planning to open new stadiums in 2017, both paid for partly with taxpayer dollars, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Tim Tucker has a comparison of the deals hashed out with local government officials. Comparing Braves, Falcons stadium deals – Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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Oct 2013

Media Roundup: Latest Stadium News

Monday, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority got a look at the latest design of the new Falcons’ football stadium.  Channel 2 Action News first showed released the new schematics last week. Monday the team’s president Rich McKay also officially announced the new price tag is $1.2 billion. That’s up $200 million, but McKay said the increase was not unexpected. He added that if you…

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16

Oct 2013

Blank: Falcons stadium groundbreaking week of March 31

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says a groundbreaking is likely the week of March 31 for the new $1 billion Falcons stadium and that his foundation is conducting a national search for someone to head its west side community development initiatives, reports SaportaReport. Blank, in his first press interview about the retractable-roof stadium since an official decision was made to build the project on the…

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04

Oct 2013

Site officially chosen for new Atlanta Falcons stadium

The Atlanta Falcons have officially chosen a site directly south of the Georgia Dome as the spot where the team’s new $1 billion stadium will be built. City officials said Monday that the retractable-roof stadium will be constructed on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Northside Drive. The announcement comes after congregations at two historic churches voted to accept tens of millions…

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Sep 2013

Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company Amends Notice Regarding New Stadium Project South Site Feasibility

ATLANTA (September 30, 2013) – Pursuant to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) and the Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company (StadCo), StadCo today notified the GWCCA that it has amended its prior notification of July 30, 2013, to reflect that the South Site is feasible for construction of the new Atlanta stadium. This move follows agreements…

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Sep 2013

Friendship Baptist makes room for stadium

A preferred site for a new Atlanta Falcons football stadium that seemed to be out of contention nearly two months ago now seems inevitable. The congregation of Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday overwhelmingly agreed to sell its historic house of worship to the Atlanta Falcons for $19.5 million. Friendship Baptist makes room for stadium – Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Subscription Required)  


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Sep 2013

Key church votes loom on Falcons stadium

The finish line is finally in sight for a decision on the location of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. One of the two churches that need to move to make room for the $1 billion stadium just south of the Georgia Dome is scheduled to vote on a buyout offer Thursday night. The other church votes three days later. Heading into the votes, here’s where…

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Sep 2013

Media Roundup: Stadium Site Update

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced that agreements have been reached with both black churches that would have to be bought to make way for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium on a site south of the existing Georgia Dome. Flanked by leaders from Mount Vernon Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, Reed said that the Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons organization had agreed to invest another…

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