Atlanta: New renderings and budget of Falcons Stadium

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Atlanta: New renderings and budget of Falcons Stadium The detailed design is ready and has already been presented by Atlanta Falcons. The amazing ‘flower’ in central Atlanta will cost much more than expected, though. Falcons promised to cover the increase of $200 million and so the budget was unanimously accepted yesterday.

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On Monday Atlanta Falcons released the newest renderings which you may now find in our presentation of the New Falcons Stadium. 360 Architecture worked on the detailed concept of ‘Oculus’, one of two visions presented initially in spring.

With retractable roof closing like a camera shutter, 8-armed star shape and panoramic giant screen the stadium will become one of global sports’ most impressive. Also due to its immense scale – large translucent dome is outgrow three-tiered stands vastly, dwarfing the 65,000-seat bowl.

New Falcons StadiumImg: 360 Architecture

Capacity remains unchanged, though of course temporary expansion was retained as an option. What may seem new is the possibility to hide two upper seating rings behind curtains, making the giant structure feel more cosy for football (soccer) games, should MLS arrive in Atlanta.

Along with detailed concept came one more thing: huge price increase. The $200 million more represents a 20% change, putting overall budget at $1.2 billion (€870 million).

New Falcons StadiumImg: 360 Architecture

Such a significant change is said to be the result of land acquisition and road infrastructure surrounding the stadium.

Atlanta Falcons instantly assured they will cover the financing gap, resulting in Georgia World Congress Center Authority board’s unanimous approval of the increased budget yesterday.

This means the giant structure will see 60% ($800m) of funds covered by the club, mostly from individual seat licenses. Atlanta municipality and NFL authorities will donate $200 million each, both already guaranteed to contribute.

New Falcons StadiumImg: 360 Architecture

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