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Atlanta council approves Falcons stadium plan

Updated: March 18, 2013, 10:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta City Council voted Monday night to approve a financing plan to build a new stadium for the NFL's Falcons, removing one of the last hurdles for the downtown project that will replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome.

The council voted 11-4 to approve using city hotel-motel tax revenue to cover the $200 million public contribution for the proposed $1 billion, retractable roof stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The team is expected to provide $800 million and cover any cost ...

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