It looks like the Falcons are still intent on moving into a new stadium. According the ajc, Arthur Blank is pretty insistent on a new home for the Falcons.
Whatever happens, Blank said the Falcons need to play in a new stadium not only to keep their competitive edge but to help Atlanta maintain its image as a world-class city. Blank has said previously that he wants a new stadium when the bonds sold to the Georgia Dome are paid off, probably around 2015 to 2020. He mentioned Thursday that the team’s lease of the state-owned facility expires in 2020 or when the bonds are paid.
“The Falcons are falling behind other teams in the NFL in terms of the experience for our fans,” Blank said at the Atlanta Press Club Thursday.
It is not like 2020 is just around the corner, but I guess it is never too early to try to protect and capitalize on your investment.