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According to the master plan, the stadium would have a maximum capacity of 71,000, but can expand to 75,000 for special events such as the Super Bowl. It will also feature multiple club levels, suites and exhibition area. 2014, with the Falcons to begin regular-season play in 2017. Once construction is complete, the Georgia Dome would subsequently be demolished. Georgia Dome, with one site located one-half mile north, and the other one block directly south, at the one of the stadium’s existing parking lots. Aerial photo showing land next to Georgia Dome cleared for construction of the new stadium.
On March 7, 2013, the Atlanta Falcons and the city of Atlanta agreed to build the new downtown stadium. 200 million, coming from the hotel-motel tax in Atlanta and unincorporated Fulton County. The Atlanta City Council officially approved the stadium on March 19, 2013. 200 million toward construction costs and potentially several times that toward costs of financing, maintaining and operating the stadium through 2050. 200 million loan to the Falcons organization for the purpose of building the stadium. On June 18, 2013, it was announced that the Falcons have completed a full conceptual design of the proposed new stadium, and that they have secured the initial approval to proceed with the schematic design phase.
According to Doug Farrar’s Shutdown Corner, “The stadium will seat approximately 70,000 people, with 180 luxury suites and 7,500 club seats. The main agency involved will be 360 Architecture, partnered with three other architectural firms. Arthur Blank indicated the groundbreaking of the stadium would be conducted the last week of March 2014. Due to legal issues surrounding the issuing of bonds, the stadium did not break ground in March 2014.