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Saturday September 5th, 2015 12:23PM

South site for Falcons stadium deemed unfeasible

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay says one of two proposed sites for a new $1 billion stadium is unsuitable for development.

In a letter to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Tuesday, McKay wrote that the proposed south site for the new, retractable-roof stadium is not a viable option because two churches that are in the way and other parcels of land have not been purchased by the company responsible for building the stadium.

McKay also wrote that officials have been unable to conduct environmental and other required testing at those sites.

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority voted to ask the State Properties Commission to give the Falcons a license to perform due diligence work on the proposed north site, which includes various environmental and engineering inspections.
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