Ga. church to vote on offer in stadium land deal - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Ga. church to vote on offer in stadium land deal

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta church congregation will likely vote this week on whether they'll help clear the path for a new football stadium to be built downtown.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/167dWrE ) reports members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church are expected to meet Thursday and discuss the city's offer of $14.5 million in exchange for space south of the Georgia Dome where the Atlanta Falcons hope to build a new $1 billion, retractable roof stadium.

Mount Vernon is 1 of 2 churches that will have to be relocated if the new stadium is to be built on the Falcons' preferred site.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly announced the preliminary agreement Friday. The plan calls for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to pay $6.2 million, and for the Falcons to pay $8.3 million.

 

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • 'Final Flame' speaks out about upcoming James Brown movie

    'Final Flame' speaks out about upcoming James Brown movie

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:16:37 GMT
    He wowed crowds alongside James Brown, and now Nafloyd Scott wants to make sure his story is heard, as a new movie about the legend gets ready to hit the big screen.
    He wowed crowds alongside James Brown, and now Nafloyd Scott wants to make sure his story is heard, as a new movie about the legend gets ready to hit the big screen.
  • Officer involved accident causes delays on GA 400

    Officer involved accident causes delays on GA 400

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:13:16 GMT
    An officer involved accident caused major delays on Georgia 400 Wednesday afternoon in Sandy Springs.
    An officer involved accident caused major delays on Georgia 400 Wednesday afternoon in Sandy Springs.
  • Man armed with sword attacks officer

    Man armed with sword attacks officer

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:17:53 GMT
    Authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened early Wednesday afternoon.
    Authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened early Wednesday afternoon.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices