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#1 rayzor

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

http://www.myfoxatla...r-la-wants-team

ATLANTA -
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is warning city council members about business interests in Los Angeles who want to move the Falcons to the west coast.

Team owner Arthur Blank shared that information with top city and state officials in their discussions about financing a new stadium in downtown Atlanta. Two council members who met with Mayor Kasim Reed told FOX 5's Morse Diggs about private discussions the mayor hosted at City Hall.

Reed called in council members one at a time to tell them that the city needs to take a more aggressive lead in the public financing portion of the proposed open air stadium.

Earlier, Gov. Nathan Deal said the climate at the state Capitol would not be favorable for the state to take the lead.

Council members also reported the mayor described Blank as being willing to increase the percentage the Falcons might pay to make the billion dollar deal possible.


probably just leverage but funny nonetheless.

#2 chknwing

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

If that happened, My life would be complete.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

I'm sure they will stay in AtLOL, but at least they are proposing an open air stadium. One less dome in our division.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Never will happen IMO, but that would be awesome

#5 Kurb

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

Leverage.

#6 countryboi

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

aint this the same hardball tactic that the panthers are trying to use on us? this could be any team in the NFL of they dont get their way.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

I honestly don't think the owners will let a team move to LA at this point. It gives them way too much leverage in these public financing discussions.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

I honestly don't think the owners will let a team move to LA at this point. It gives them way too much leverage in this public financing discussions.


Exactly.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

looking at blanks ties to georgia...oh, there are none.

he's got them by the balls.

while i' m happy that he's wanting to get them playing outside and agree that it should be played outside, i wonder if he realizes how much that team benefits from playing half its games in the dome. it's louder and their team gets to play over half its games on a faster surface and protected from the elements. incredibly dumb to move away from those advantages.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

I honestly don't think the owners will let a team move to LA at this point. It gives them way too much leverage in these public financing discussions.

nah, it will happen and then the real leverage kicks in....moving to mexico city or london.

#11 h0llywood

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

FUG no. I'll kill myself if there was a billboard of Matt Ryan's ugly face in my neighborhood.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

I could actually debate on whether or not to be a Braves fan. I will not root for any Atlanta team as long as the Falcons are there.

#13 Bwood

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Waiting for my name to come up.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

I'd like to see them get the open air stadium going... but they need to stay in ATL so we dont have to travel far to beat their ass

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

yeah blank is just trying to create leverage. he wants something like $300 million from the city of atlanta.

he's going to remain oddly quiet about the matter and not say much either way until his proposal gets the all clear


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