Atlanta Falcons Break Ground On New Stadium

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Atlanta Falcons organization officially broke ground on a new stadium Monday night. The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2017.

Owner and CEO Arthur Blank orchestrated the groundbreaking ceremony and provided attendees with 3-D glasses for a video show of the stadium along with a fireworks display.

The Falcons organization is hoping that this new stadium is enticing to host a Super Bowl no later than 2019.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed mentioned that the city would gladly entertain a Super Bowl and would gladly receive NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell will be in Atlanta for a mass meeting that will feature NFL owners. In this meeting the panel of owners will vote on the city that will host the 2018 Super Bowl. Due to the groundbreaking of the Falcons’ new stadium, Atlanta could be up for consideration for the host city of the 2019 Super Bowl.

If Atlanta is selected to host the 2019 Super Bowl it will be the first time the city has hosted the big event since Super Bowl XXXIV. With the new stadium along with substantial sponsorships from Atlanta based corporations such as Coca-Cola, Chick-Fil-A, Delta, Home Depot, etc., the city of Atlanta has a great chance of winning the bid to be the host of Super Bowl LIII (53).

The new $1.2 billion stadium will include a retractable-roof and will replace the Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992 and has previously hosted two Super Bowls.

Additionally, the stadium will host Atlanta’s new Major League Soccer team, also owned by Blank. The new soccer team is expected to commence play simultaneously with the opening of the stadium in 2017. MLS Commissioner Don Garber was in attendance at Monday night’s ceremony.

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