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Mercedes Benz Falcon statue

A giant stainless steel falcon is rising up in front of Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The largest free-standing bird sculpture in the world is about to rise up in front of the Atlanta Falcons' new home: Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Falcons release virtual flyover of new Atlanta stadium

The Falcons recently released a virtual flyover of the new stadium that looks like it must’ve cost at least as much as one of the proposed PSLs. (And just in case they can’t sell a PSL, there’s a 15-second ad preceding the video.) The 3-minute, 30-second 3-D tour will leave you wowed and a bit dizzy. So we broke down the highlights:

Execs for New Falcons Stadium can’t silence their neighbors

Wednesday’s Atlanta Press Club luncheon with the leaders of the new Falcons stadium was supposed to be a sort of subdued self-congratulation on the construction feat already underway. Almost all of the answers were built around phrases like “world-class,” “game changer,” “next level,” and things that “nobody else in the country/world is doing.” The halo scoreboard that will be larger than God was mentioned a time or two.

GA Supreme Court hears Atlanta Falcons Stadium appeal

This morning, the Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments on whether or not the city’s issuance of $200 million worth of bonds to help fund the $1.2 billion retractable-roof facility is constitutional.

Stadium petition could be undone before it begins

Earlier today, Common Cause Georgia Executive Director William Perry stood on the steps of Atlanta City Hall to announce plans to use a little-known ordinance to compel the city to hold a public referendum that would allow voters to overturn the council’s April approval of a financing deal for the new Falcons stadium.

Council vote on stadium proceeding on schedule

It was an overflow audience at City Hall this afternoon as the Atlanta City Council took up a proposal to approve the deal for a new Falcons stadium that was accepted by the Georgia...

Council could vote on stadium proposal today

The proposed new retractable-roof Falcons stadium is expected to be a topic of much discussion—and possibly a vote—at today's Atlanta City Council meeting.

Georgia spends its money on what?

Gov. Nathan Deal's refusal to accept an expansion of Medicaid, or to set up a health insurance exchange in Georgia as required by the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) aren't new news. Deal made it clear he'd reject an expansion of Medicaid not long after the Supreme Court's ACA ruling made it easier for states to decline. And Deal telegraphed his decision about exchanges for months before he made it official on November 16.

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