Headline on Atlanta’s 11alive website (click here if you want to risk annoying autoplayed video) today:
New Falcons stadium negotiations hit a wall
Actual content of story:
Negotiations to buy the land for the new Falcons stadium are at a standstill. Friendship Baptist Church says it wants a face to face meeting with the Mayor and more money. The city doesn’t seem interested in giving them either.
Right now the church wants $24.5 million, and the city is offering $15.5 million; 11alive doesn’t bother to mention it, but another church on the proposed stadium site is also holding out for money money. And 11alive also doesn’t mention that Atlanta has a nearby backup site ready to go in case they can’t come to a purchase agreement for the church properties. So a more accurate headline would be “Falcons fans may have to walk an extra ten minutes from their cars if churches won’t sell land.” Hey, let’s use that now!