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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:53am

Falcons Want Retractable-Roof Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons have changed their mind and want to build a new retractable-roof stadium that would result in the demolition of the Georgia Dome.

The Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority revealed Wednesday that they are negotiating a deal.

Falcons president Rich McKay said the Falcons, who previously favored an open-air stadium, now believe a retractable-roof facility is the best solution for all parties. The new stadium would accommodate both indoor and outdoor events and cost roughly $950 million.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear a new stadium would be needed if Atlanta wants to land another Super Bowl. The Georgia Dome hosted the championship game in 1994 and 2000, but two bids to bring the game back to the city have been rejected.