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Atlanta finally strikes deal with church

One house of worship down.  One house of worship to go.

A day after breaking off talks with Mt. Vernon Baptist Church regarding a $6.2 million offer to buy a building that’s in the path of the new Falcons Stadium, the powers-that-be in Atlanta struck a deal with the other church blocking the planned construction site.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the agreed price is $19.5 million.  That’s precisely the midpoint between the opening demand of $24.5 million and the opening offer of $14.5 million.

Now that a deal is in place with Friendship Baptist Church, talks with Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will reopen.

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28 Responses to “Atlanta finally strikes deal with church”
  1. FinFan68 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:28 PM

    When is the giant sphincter due to be completed?

  2. kane337 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:32 PM

    This is good news for the Atlanta mayor and the Georgia World Congress Center as the south site is close to the MARTA train station.

    The north site has a bigger footprint and is what the Falcons originally wanted. I think it’s a better spot in my opinion.

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 6, 2013 1:33 PM

    And Mt. Vernons leverage just went WAY up.

  4. paulitik74 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:39 PM

    Just move to the North Site.

    The initial offers were exponentially worth more than the churches are worth, and more than fair.

    They should’ve stuck with the August 1st deadline, and stopped all talks.

  5. marvin49 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:39 PM


    Was thinkin the exact same thing…

    I dub thee…THE SPHINCTER DOME!!!

  6. mrjpil says: Aug 6, 2013 1:39 PM

    I’m sure nothing could go wrong with two churches being demolished to put up a shrine to football.

  7. floratiotime says: Aug 6, 2013 1:41 PM

    Jeebus is a happy god now … money AND football. The two things most important to religion.

  8. Stiller43 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:42 PM

    Great news for the giant anus!

  9. cobrala2 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:43 PM

    I just hope these Churches make a lot of money on these deals because that’s what is important here.

    But seriously, the North Site is inferior logistically to the South Site. It needs to be South from the Falcons and GWCC’s perspective.

  10. capslockkey says: Aug 6, 2013 1:46 PM

    Will V’Ger even allow carbon units inside once it’s finally built?

  11. ma5terbla5t3r says: Aug 6, 2013 1:48 PM

    What’s wrong with the Georgia Dome? I figure the Falcons could get off to a hot start before completely shutting down and collapsing in the second half, well, pretty much anywhere. Why do they need a new stadium for this?

  12. vdogg says: Aug 6, 2013 1:49 PM

    Gotta love Organized Crime, err uh, I mean Organized Religion….

  13. beckzhere says: Aug 6, 2013 1:51 PM

    The Georgia Dome has been my place of Sunday worship for many many years. So demolishing ones place of worship to build another ones place of worship makes total sense to me.

  14. kane337 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:55 PM


    Plans are for it to be ready by the 2017 season.

  15. wvfinfanatic says: Aug 6, 2013 2:00 PM

    Good, build something that actually generates tax revenue!

  16. Indybear says: Aug 6, 2013 2:02 PM

    The Falcons and organized religion – the only two entities that can make thousands rise and scream “Jesus Christ” all at once.

  17. spankymcwanky says: Aug 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    Matt Ryan now gets a stadium to match his soiled pants. Go Sphincter Stadium!

  18. losanginsight says: Aug 6, 2013 2:31 PM

    This stadium is doomed before it will even be built. Demolishing churches for a football stadium?

  19. wozzmann1955 says: Aug 6, 2013 2:37 PM

    To hell with the worship houses and the football houses.Build some houses for real people that need them with that money.

  20. liner1900 says: Aug 6, 2013 2:37 PM

    Say one negative word about Tebow’s evangelizing and your post gets removed, yet all these (awsome) comments about religion make it through. Go figure.

  21. sb44champs says: Aug 6, 2013 2:54 PM

    Does it really matter, Failcons will never win the Big One either way…. lol

  22. barroomhero80 says: Aug 6, 2013 2:57 PM

    Stupid Organized religion.

  23. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 6, 2013 3:06 PM

    Church elders, speaking from their newly purchased penthouse suites in Las Vegas, said that they did not want to stand in the way of progress.

  24. hatesycophants says: Aug 6, 2013 3:35 PM

    As you may recall, it was the Money Changers in the temple that caused JC to flip his sh¡t.

  25. mrlaloosh says: Aug 6, 2013 4:53 PM

    The is no better fit then to build a stadium in Atlanta that looks like a giant sphincter.
    The a-hole capital of the galaxy!

  26. thingamajig says: Aug 6, 2013 5:27 PM

    And unlike you and me the church doesn’t have to pay any taxes on their 19.5 million dollar windfall.

  27. hotlantalaw says: Aug 6, 2013 7:26 PM

    What a joke. ATL doesn’t have monetary authority.

  28. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2013 12:58 AM

    PTL=Pass The Loot not Praise The Lord

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