January 23, 2013
Statewide polls in Georgia show that fewer than a third of residents support a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, even if owner Arthur Blank covers most of the construction cost. So the politicians’ message to Blank is simple: If he wants it, he has to go out and sell it.
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The Atlanta Falcons and the NFL would likely be responsible for as much as $800 million of an estimated $1 billion bill for the stadium.
And in with the new? That’s the question circling around Atlanta right now as plans continue to unfold for a new stadium for the Falcons.