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May 20, 2010

Falcons want new stadium (repeat, 2009)

Throw another stadium demand on the fire: Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay declared yesterday that his team wants a new stadium to replace the Georgia Dome in the next ... hang on, didn't I write this story already? Wait here.

(Google google.)

Sure enough:

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank ... yesterday reiterated that he wants a new home to replace the 17-year-old Georgia Dome, ideally as soon as the dome's bonds are paid off, which could be as soon as 2015. "The Falcons are falling behind other teams in the NFL in terms of the experience for our fans," Blank told reporters.

The news here, I guess, if there is any, is that McKay said the Falcons want an open-air stadium now, saying a retractable roof would cost too much, and, well, they already have a dome. Not that this excuses USA Today for not even reading the fershlugginer Atlanta Journal-Constitution article they were ripping off before writing their headline.


Neil - awesome Mad magazine reference!

Posted by Greg on May 20, 2010 09:33 PM

Neil - LOL!

Posted by SantaClaraTaxpayer on May 21, 2010 01:46 AM

I realize this is probably sacrilege, but did Mr. McKay or Mr. Blank consider the possibility that the Falcons are falling behind other clubs in terms of fan experience primarily because they suck, they have sucked for a long time, and look like continuing to suck indefinitely?

Just wondering...

Posted by John Bladen on May 21, 2010 02:47 PM

Actually the Falcons have had back-to-back winning seasons for the first time -- and the club has been around since 1966.

It's sustaining a winning tradition that's the problem.

Posted by Chucky on May 22, 2010 06:01 PM

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