Atlanta Mayor Announces Deal For Church On Falcons Stadium Site
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed today announced that city officials have reached a $19.5M deal with Friendship Baptist Church, "one of two churches key to the new Falcons stadium being built on the preferred 'south site.'" Reed said that the church "must ratify the deal with its congregation," and he then "called upon the Georgia World Congress Center to re-open talks with Mt. Vernon Baptist Church." Reed said, "I think I've done enough in this process to ask that they try harder" (AJC.com, 8/6).