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Arlington Expected To Pay Back Cowboys Stadium Debt Quicker Than Anticipated
Published December 3, 2012
BIRD SEED MONEY: In Atlanta, Leon Stafford cited financial disclosures showing that in its bid to land the Falcons a new stadium, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority since '09 has "spent $1.6 million on lawyers, land surveys, sports facilities consultants and $17,000 for trips to arenas across the country that could be the template for a new stadium." GWCCA leaders "argue the expenditures ... are necessary to ensure they procure the best possible deal for the state" (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 12/2).