Opinion / Editorial
Falcons to Play in New Stadium
April 17, 2013Douglass High School
The Atlanta Falcons CEO Rich McKay informed Atlanta city council members that when the team's lease with the Georgia Dome is over in 2017, they will be playing in a new stadium, downtown or at another location positioned in Metro Atlanta. This comes as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office strategy to fund construction of a proposed $1 billion coverable roof stadium to members of the city councils. Reed wants to use the hotel- motel tax to hind bonds used to fund 20% of the construction cost. The falcons would pick up the rest.
“I know that the governor is committed to the stadium effort that the Falcons are committed to it, and my message is clear.” said Mayor Reed.
Mayor Kasim Reed expressed his assurance and confidence in the building of the fresh stadium and he also mentioned the likelihood of the new stadium helping the town strive for its first Major League Soccer team.
Many fans of the Atlanta Falcons are anticipated on the new stadium. Many others feel as though the team should continue to play in the traditional Georgia Dome.
By Alexis Bohannon