Atlanta Falcons considering second stadium site

Mike Zarrilli

The Falcons are looking to move on from the Georgia Dome and have a few different options.

The Atlanta Falcons are exploring different venues for their new stadium due to issues with their current proposed site, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.

Rich McKay, the Falcons CEO and president, has sent a letter to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, saying that the current front-running site for a new stadium isn't feasible because the company building the stadium hasn't bought two churches standing in the way of construction.

The deadline to make an agreement with the churches is Thursday, Aug. 1.

Now the GWCCA and the Falcons will start looking at a new site on the north side of the city, a place the Falcons wanted to explore further initially before the city pushed the aforementioned area in the south portion of Atlanta. The north site has its own set of problems, including power lines which need to be removed.

Owner Arthur Blank wants to move the team out of the Georgia Dome, which was built in 1992 and seats slightly more than 71,000.

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