December 10, 2012   |No Comments

Details Emerge on Atlanta’s INSANE Plan to Demolish 20-Year-Old Georgia Dome

New details have emerged about the INSANE plan in Atlanta to demolish a 20-year old stadium and build a new billion-dollar plus one because Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank isn’t making enough money off the current one (seriously, he admits as much). Well, today, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) is set to vote on a 24-page plan outlining the business terms of the agreement. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has many of the details here.

After you read the details, remember that an Atlanta Journal Constitution poll found that 67% oppose using hotel-motel taxes to build a new retractable-roofed stadium for the Falcons, while only 23% approve.  And keep in mind that the new stadium could cost as much as $1.2 billion and according to’s Neil deMause, “the total public cost could now be in the neighborhood of $580 million.” Since the public is already on the hook for $331 million in subsidies, that’s only another $250 million. You know, pocket change to cash-strapped cities these days. But hey, at least the Falcons owner will benefit…

Share your view

Post a comment

© 2010 National Sports Fan Coalition. All rights reserved. Download SFC Bylaws (PDF).

Save Next Season Petition Terms and Conditions
All information you provide on this petition signing form will be public on the petition signatures page, except your email address, which will remain private. You may receive updates on this issue and other issues from Sports Fans Coalition though you're always welcome to unsubscribe anytime. Your email is always safe with us.