A Major League Soccer franchise would do well in Atlanta, according to soccer commentator Ives Galarcep of the widely-read website SoccerByIves.net. "I have known Atlanta for some time to be a pretty good soccer city, a bit of an underrated soccer city," he said. Atlanta consistently ranks among the top 25 cities in generating traffic to Galarcep's website, he said, despite not currently having an MLS team.
An Atlanta church congregation has voted to accept a $19.5 million offer to relocate so the Atlanta Falcons can build a new stadium downtown. Friendship Baptist Church members voted Sunday to accept the offer for their land south of the Georgia Dome.
An Atlanta church congregation has voted to accept the city's $14.5 million offer to relocate so the Atlanta Falcons can build a new stadium. Members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church voted overwhelmingly Thursday in favor of accepting the offer for their land south of the Georgia Dome.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the team expects to have a site for its new stadium in the next two weeks. Blank outlined the timeframe during a Wednesday forum that included business leaders in the community.
The ethics watchdog group Common Cause Georgia is going outside of Metro Atlanta to raise concerns about a proposed Atlanta Falcons stadium. The football team and the city will pay to build the billion-dollar facility. But the state will own it.