Atl. Falcons Owner Wants New Stadium ALREADY?

While the economy might be starting to show some signs of life, it’s still not a particularly good time to embark on any ambitious projects that might be considered unnecessary. Like, oh, I don’t know, a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. Arthur Blank respectfully disagrees.

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Despite having a current stadium that’s only 17 years old, and toting a fanbase that jumps ship faster than Somali pirates when the team isn’t playing well, Blank thinks that it’s a good idea to build a new dome. Of course, the only reason is so that he can own most or all of the stadium his team plays in. The Georgia Dome is owned and operated by the state.

The whole thing becomes much more angering when you see what one of the sites being considered for development is.

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Florida-Georgia Football Series To Georgia Dome?

Since most folks can remember, the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs have settled their football score on the fields in Jacksonville. Besides a brief two-year series in ‘94 & ‘95 held in Gainesville & Athens, the SEC rivals have faced off every season in J-Ville since 1933.

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But the contract to play their series in northeast Florida expires next year. And some officials in Atlanta are snapping at the chance to host the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in their fair city.

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Tornado Hits Ga. Dome, Postpones SEC Tourney

If you were waiting to see the result of the meeting between Kentucky and Georgia last night in the SEC men’s basketball tournament, keep waiting.

Kentucky Basketball Tornado City

The Georgia Dome, the building hosting the SEC tournament, was hit by something that meteorologists were reluctant to officially call a tornado. But if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck and tears a big hole in your roof… Read more…