An Atlanta Falcons executive says the team will consider moving to a suburban location if it does not strike a deal to build a new downtown stadium. Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay said Wednesday the team would have no choice but to consider a suburban site if negotiations on the downtown Atlanta site break down.
The Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority have selected five architectural firms as finalists to design a proposed $1 billion retractable-roof stadium. GWCCA officials said finalists will prepare proposals including conceptual designs and will be interviewed within 30 days.
State officials are reminding football fans to be responsible about drinking as the Atlanta Falcons compete in the NFL playoffs Sunday. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is encouraging people to designate a sober driver if they plan to tailgate or cheer the team on at a bar.
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority is scheduled to meet Monday morning to review and vote on a framework around a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. Board members will discuss a possible deal on the proposed stadium, which could cost between $948 million and just over $1 billion.
The Atlanta Falcons have changed their mind and want to build a new retractable-roof stadium that would result in the demolition of the Georgia Dome. The Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority revealed Wednesday that they are negotiating a deal.
Falcons coach Mike Smith says his heart is fine. Smith said Monday his doctors have a plan to address the discomfort that caused him to be examined in a Charlotte hospital following the Falcons' win over the Panthers on Dec. 11.