Thursday 5:24am
July 31, 2014
Currently 67°F
Posted: Tuesday, October 29th 2013 at 8:37pm

Design and budget for Falcons stadium approved

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
click to enlarge
ATLANTA -- The design and budget for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium have been approved.

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board of governors on Tuesday unanimously approved the complete schematic design and a preliminary budget of $1.2 billion, up $200 million from the previous estimate.

The design was recently completed by an architecture firm. The design team had presented a conceptual design earlier this year, but officials say the new version includes more details.

Board chairman Tim Lowe told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the extra $200 million included in the budget will be covered by the Falcons.

Bonds backed by the city's hotel-motel tax are set to cover $200 million of the stadium's cost, while the rest is to be covered by the team, the NFL and personal seat license sales.
© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.069926
icon
67°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
Clear
Wind: NE 5 mph
Dew point: 59°F