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|Financing terms reached for new $1 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium|
|Written by BILL BARROW, Associated Press|
|Thursday, 07 March 2013 16:26|
ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say financing terms have been reached for the Atlanta Falcons' proposal for a new $1 billion stadium in downtown Atlanta. The Atlanta City Council must now vote on the proposal.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced the financing deal Thursday at a news conference along with the Georgia governor.
Reed says the public contribution to stadium construction through hotel-motel tax revenue will be capped at $200 million.
He says the city will provide $15 million toward the stadium. He says the Falcons will pay $800 million and an additional $50 million for infrastructure-related costs associated with construction.
The franchise is also responsible for paying for any budget overruns.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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