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Buckhead Coalition votes to support new Falcons stadium
by Staff Reports
February 27, 2013 01:02 PM | 1738 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At its executive committee meeting Wednesday, the Buckhead Coalition, a chamber-like organization of 100 CEOs, voted 19-0 to adopt a resolution of support for a new Atlanta Falcons football stadium, it announced in a news release.

Taking the position that deliberations by the Atlanta mayor, city council and Central Atlanta Progress will result in the best possible arrangement, the group encouraged them to move forward.

Falcons leaders have estimated the new stadium, which would replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome, will cost $1 billion, with up to $300 million funded by the city through its hotel/motel tax. Under the current plan, it would be located downtown, near the current stadium.

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