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Negotiations break off over land for new Falcons stadium

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The Atlanta Falcons new stadium plans have hit a snag that has the whole project shifting course.

According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority officially terminated negotiations with Mount Vernon Baptist Church to acquire the land from the church needed to construct the new stadium. The church officially rejected the last offer of $6,2 million from the GWCCA.

Plans for the new stadium required the acquisition from both Mount Vernon Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church to construct the new stadium at the preferred site to the south of the Georgia Dome. Negotiations with Friendship Baptist and the city of Atlanta had also been somewhat difficult. However, per the report, the chairman of the church’s board of trustees thought they were “really close” to a deal for their property.

The plans faced a deadline of August 1 to acquire the land necessary from the churches before an option allowed the alternate site north of the Georgia Dome to be considered. The Falcons exercised that option to now begin a feasibility study of the alternate site.

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15 Responses to “Negotiations break off over land for new Falcons stadium”
  1. roddytorock84 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:54 PM

    Good for the greedy church. I’m glad the gwcca didn’t give in.

  2. Stiller43 says: Aug 5, 2013 11:01 PM

    This is all over that butt hole lookin stadium theyre building? It doesnt matter where they build it, it still looks like a butt hole from the sky.

  3. noring4youstill says: Aug 5, 2013 11:07 PM

    Factory of Sadness. FalCants

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 5, 2013 11:09 PM

    But for $7MM, now that’s a price we can live with!

  5. Iknoweverything says: Aug 5, 2013 11:20 PM

    Stay classy Falcons.

    Bad things happen when you lowball the Lord.

    Your greed just brought bad Karma upon you.

    No playoffs for the Pigeons or Greedy Arthur this year.

  6. spankymcwanky says: Aug 5, 2013 11:34 PM

    Who cares. The Falcons should be satisfied with their 21 year old stadium. I don’t know why they want to build a mechanical sphincter and move into that. But hey, in my mind sphincter and Atlanta Falcons are synonymous.

  7. coryfor3 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:35 AM

    They don’t need a new freaking stadium. The Georgia Dome isn’t old.

  8. Dogsweat says: Aug 6, 2013 12:43 AM

    The Falcons would never leave the South.

    San Antonio Falcons? Birmingham Falcons?

  9. breakroomboredom says: Aug 6, 2013 12:58 AM

    I guess the people of ATL realize that they need to pray more before they support their team on Sundays

  10. letsgolos says: Aug 6, 2013 6:23 AM

    The Georgia Dome opened in 1992. I’ve never been, but it can’t possibly need to be replaced, can it?

  11. bigks77 says: Aug 6, 2013 7:42 AM

    Up here in Minny we would just sell more E ticket pull tabs to close the deal! Lol

  12. germanstingray says: Aug 6, 2013 7:48 AM

    Wow, it’s amazing that the churches were able to maintain their property rights. I’d wager if the site of the proposed stadium was a private business or a neighborhood, the state would have steamrolled them with overreaching eminent domain powers.

  13. thehuckster404 says: Aug 6, 2013 8:35 AM

    The Lord told us we’re being low balled at 6.2.

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 6, 2013 9:23 AM

    The church said pass that offering plate around one more time!

  15. wwttww says: Aug 6, 2013 10:48 AM

    Looks like the North won again…..

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