Board approves terms for Atlanta downtown stadium deal - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Board approves terms for Atlanta downtown stadium deal

Posted: Updated:

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has approved the framework for a deal that would lead to a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

The authority's board members unanimously approved general terms of the stadium proposal after a meeting Monday morning in downtown Atlanta.

The new stadium is projected to cost between $948 million and just over $1 billion.

A 24-page document lays out terms negotiated between Falcons representatives and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, including who would own the stadium and how it would be paid for.

The World Congress Center Authority said in a news release after the vote that the new stadium, scheduled to open in 2017, would house the Falcons, as well as other sports, convention and entertainment events.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.