New Falcons Stadium: GWCCA vote Monday could put plan in motion

US PRESSWIRE

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority will have a special meeting on Monday and could approve a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) will have a special meeting on Monday to potentially vote on a $1 billion business deal for a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, according to Amy Wenk of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank wants to reportedly build a new stadium in an effort to increase the team's value and host a Super Bowl in Atlanta in the coming years. The new stadium would replace the Georgia Dome and would feature a retractable roof.

The director of the GWCCA, Frank Poe, told the Atlanta Business Chronicle that a deal could be reached by Dec. 31.

The estimated cost of the new stadium will be $1 billion and will be paid for partially by the hotel-motel tax, which is expected to raise $300 million. Blank has publicly said that he will personally handle the remaining $700 million tab on the new stadium.

The GWCCA will meet on Monday to vote on the new stadium plan, after which it must be approved by the state legislature.

In This Article

Teams

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.