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Think You've Got Problems? Falcons’ Stadium Costs Soar With Over $200 Million In Construction Change Orders

No sooner than Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United of MLS, announced his plans in 2013 to build a new stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, Atlanta sports fans found themselves abuzz with anticipation and excitement. Not only did the new stadium (now known as Mercedes-Benz Stadium thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal) promise to be a state-of-the-art facility that would be the envy of teams from around the world, but there was also the added bonus of the bulk of the stadium’s costs being covered by private funding.