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Mon March 18, 2013

New Stadium Deal Passes City Council

The Georgia Dome. Upon completion of the new stadium, the Georgia Dome will be demolished.
The Georgia Dome. Upon completion of the new stadium, the Georgia Dome will be demolished.
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By a vote of 11-to-4, the Atlanta City Council Monday night approved a deal to finance a new stadium to be owned by the State of Georgia but run by the Atlanta Falcons.

Under the deal, the Atlanta Falcons will be responsible for about $800 million of the stadium's construction costs. A hotel/motel tax collected in the city of Atlanta and unincorporated Fulton County will cover about $200 million of the construction costs.

More to come from Jonathan Shapiro, who has been covering the vote. You can follow his tweets on the vote at @jmshapiro on Twitter.

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