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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Buckhead bigwigs support building a new Falcons stadium

Buckhead wont save you now, pretty Dome
The Buckhead Coalition, the well-connected booster group and Jeff Foxworthy fan club headed by former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, has endorsed the idea of building a new Atlanta Falcons stadium. The group's executive committee passed a resolution of support for the estimated $1 billion sports complex at its meeting this morning. So sayeth the resolution:

WHEREAS the Buckhead Coalition focuses its involvement and effort on programs site-specific to this Community, and

WHEREAS it is clearly reasoned that it is unlikely any professional sports arena will ever be developed within Buckhead's environs, and

WHEREAS the Coalition recognizes the importance to our City that it be preeminent in all facilities major league, and

WHEREAS we recognize the importance of support for the City as a whole be always a commitment of the Coalition, and

WHEREAS detailed negotiations are ongoing by our City Government and the Downtown Civic Leadership on a proposed new football stadium in Downton, and

WHEREAS we believe that the business interests of Buckhead see such a development as a positive economic impact on Atlanta as a whole and Downtown specifically, and

WHEREAS we have confidence in conclusions reached in deliberations by our Mayor and City Council, and by our civic counterpart, Central Atlanta Progress,

WE THEREFORE RESOLVE by this means to support the plans as adopted by Atlanta City Government, concurred in by Central Atlanta Progress.

Anyone eager to tell the city they agree or disagree with the Buckhead Coalition should venture to Atlanta City Council this evening for another meeting about the proposed stadium. The fun starts at 6 p.m.

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