Advertisement

 ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta City Council has voted to approve a financing plan to build a new pro football stadium in downtown Atlanta.
The council voted 11-4 on Monday to approve using city hotel-motel tax revenue to cover the $200 million public contribution for the proposed $1 billion, retractable roof stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The team would provide $800 million.
The board of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority voted unanimously Friday to move forward with the stadium plan, entering into an agreement with the city and the Falcons.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Falcons owner Arthur Blank agreed this month to financing terms of the project, which would replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome. The new stadium would be built near the current dome. Officials hope to build the stadium in time for the 2017 NFL season.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Steelers Pick The Steelers host the Chiefs at 8:30PM ET on Sunday night in a game that should fall under the total for bettors.
Thumbnail Rams vs. Cardinals Pick NFC West rivals clash in Arizona on Sunday in what should be a relatively low-scoring game between the Rams and Cardinals at 4:25PM ET.
Thumbnail Cowboys vs. 49ers Pick Can another big injury keep the Dallas Cowboysfrom being able to compete on offense with the San Francisco 49ers...
Thumbnail Broncos vs. Buccaneers Pick Will the Denver Broncos put on another offensive showcase this Sunday when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:05PM...
Thumbnail Saints vs. Chargers Pick The Saints own the worst defense in the league but will the under still hit in San Diego when they visit the Chargers at 4:25PM ET on Sunday?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages

Advertisement