5/6: New stadium calls for win-win

By AJC Editorial Board

Nowhere does the concept of public-private partnerships get more controversial or thornier than when it’s applied to create a financing package for new sports stadiums.

The Atlanta Falcons organization says it’s time to build a new arena, one that reflects the NFL’s current fashion regarding amenities — things such as how many suite seats are located where, or even how much of a roof, if any, should cover the turf.

Read the rest of what the editorial board has to say, along with commentary by Richard J. McKay (president and CEO of the Falcons) and Patrick Rishe (director of consulting firm).

Then tell us what you think.

52 comments Add your comment

zeke

May 7th, 2012
10:54 am

Here is the win-win! IF BLANK AND THE FALCONS WANT A NEW STADIUM BECAUSE THE DOME, ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD IS NOT MODERN ENOUGH OR DOES NOT MEET THE CURRENT TREND OF THE NFL, THEY CAN PAY FOR BUILDING THEIR OWN!!! Why are teams and cities so stupid that they think a stadium HAS TO BE IN THE DOWNTOWN OF ANY CITY??

bookman parrot

May 7th, 2012
9:07 am

they just built a new stadium in the past 15 years or so. forget it.