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Falcons To Build New $947 Million Dollar Stadium

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State of the Art Retractable roof and all! 20 year old Georgia Dome is outdated and to be torn down.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/atlanta-falcons-seeking-nearly-1-billion-dollar-retractable-roof-stadium-042612

In talks Wednesday with state officials, the team said it was no longer pursuing a new $700 million open-air stadium, instead proposing the construction of a $947.7 million, state-of-the-art stadium.

BofA Stadium opened in 1984? How soon will the Carolina Panthers want a new stadium?

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there is already talk of the Panthers possibly getting a new stadium in the near future. I saw a picture a couple months ago of Jerry Richardson and the owner of a construction/architech company or something like that standing on the property where a new stadium would be built one day if it is.

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1996 was the first season at BOA.

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I'd rather have open air. We play and live in Atlanta for fug's sake.

Yeah, we can't get people into their seats before the end of the 1st quarter as it is.

The stadium would be half empty, any time there was inclement weather. A roof is a must for our less than stellar fan-base.

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I didn't know the Panthers joined the NFL in the 80's.

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Yeah, we can't get people into their seats before the end of the 1st quarter as it is.

The stadium would be half empty, any time there was inclement weather. A roof is a must for our less than stellar fan-base.

True.

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It's only 20 years old? Good god.

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there is already talk of the Panthers possibly getting a new stadium in the near future. I saw a picture a couple months ago of Jerry Richardson and the owner of a construction/architech company or something like that standing on the property where a new stadium would be built one day if it is.

i feel like if it was up to richardson we'll only feel compelled to build a new stadium when the old one starts looking like the coliseum

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Panthers stadium was built in 1993. Stadiums need major reconstruction ($100-$200m) every 25 years. Consider that Carolina sold out every game in the last 10 years (even during 2-14 season) it only make sense to increase stadium capacity from 73,000 to around 100,000. Also, reconstruction money would come from Jerry Richardson while brand new stadium would be paid by tax payers. Jerry Richardson wins big time with new stadium. Also, if reconstruction takes place, tickets prices will see significant increase and if new stadium is funded by tax payers, ticket prices will actually decrease if more sits added. The Panthers will need a new stadium by 2018. It takes about 2 years for new stadium to be built so the decision should be made by 2014-2015. Also, the City of Charlotte already holds a big piece of land in downtown Charlotte for new stadium.

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