Monday, February 18, 2013
The NFL team has opened the door to a new stadium in the suburbs. Share your thoughts.
An Atlanta Falcons stadium in Gwinnett County? Well ... The NFL team, of course, has been in discussion with City of Atlanta officials about building a new stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992. The cost would be about $1 billion. Atlanta supposedly would cover its $200 million share by issuing bonds that would be backed by hotel-motel tax funds. However, according to media reports, Falcons president Rich McKay said last week that if a deal cannot be reached with Atlanta, that the team would be forced to look for a better deal elsewhere in the metro area. McKay said it was not a threat. But with the Falcons’ lease for the Georgia Dome set to end in 2017, the team does not want to stay in the building beyond that point…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Atlanta's mayor and council discuss the matter, as well as with Falcons owner Arthur Blank.
The latest NFL team to be mentioned in buzz about possibly moving to Los Angeles is the Atlanta Falcons, who just happen to be involved in stadium discussions in Atlanta. Fox5 Atlanta has reported that Falcons owner Arthur Blank has "shared information" with Atlanta officials that business interests in Los Angeles are interested in moving the team to the West Coast. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been calling in City Council members individually to tell them that that the city needs to take a more aggressive lead in the public financing portion of the proposed stadium, according to the report. The Los Angeles area has been without an NFL team since after the 1994 season, when the Raiders moved back to Oakland and the Rams, who played in …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The team is looking to make its way back to the Super Bowl for a second time in franchise history — how do you see its chances?
Sunday's 30-28 win against the Seattle Seahawks puts the Atlanta Falcons one win away from a shot at the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history. Boston.com has a blow-by-blow recap of the game that had Atlanta Falcons tight-end Tony Gonzalez in tears Next stop, a shot at the NFC Championship game in Atlanta against San Francisco on Jan. 20. Last time the two teams met, in game four in 2010, it was the Falcons who came out on top. According to Suwanee Patch, the Falcons won the NFL South division in 2012 and have home-field advantage throughout the NFL playoffs. A win Sunday would put the Falcons in the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans on Feb. 3. The last and only time the Falcons made an appearance in the Superbowl, in 1998…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The head coach discusses the starting running back's situation.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said that he is "disappointed" by Michael Turner's arrest on DUI charges in Gwinnett, according to a media report. ESPN reported that Smith met with the running back in Smith's office after learning of the arrest early Tuesday on I-85 in unincorporated Norcross. "First and foremost, any time a player sheds negatively on our football team and on our organization, we are very disappointed," Smith said. "This is a legal matter, and it's very well-defined how we have to proceed with it through the league, and we'll let this process run its course." Smith declined to elaborate on Turner's status for Sunday's Falcons game at San Diego. The Falcons are 2-0 this season after Monday's 27-21 over Denver in …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Over 12,000 fans watch the NFL team complete a workout, drill session, and scrimmage at Peachtree Ridge High School.
Updated 8:36 a.m., Aug 4. The Atlanta Falcons continued their popular annual "Friday Night Lights" scrimmage series at Peachtree Ridge High School in Gwinnett County on Friday, Aug. 3. The event is an extension of the Falcons preseason training camp, and 2012 marked the fifth consecutive year the Falcons have given their fans an up-close look of the team at a high school venue in Gwinnett County. Previous scrimmages were held at Norcross High in 2011, North Gwinnett High in 2010, Brookwood High School in 2009 and Mill Creek High in 2008. -- Have you attended a Friday Night Lights scrimmage in Gwinnett? Tell us in the comments below. As with past years, the event was free to the public and included a small fan fest with inflatable games, …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Training camp is a great chance for your kids to see their favorite Atlanta Falcons players up close.
Friday, July 27, 2012
The NFL season is just around the corner. The Atlanta Falcons are now in training camp. This is a great opportunity to take your little Falcons fans to see their gridiron heroes. Players will also be available to sign autographs for 15 minutes following practice. The public is welcome at practice at Flowery Branch from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. Gates open at 2:30pm. For more information about training camp, visit the Atlanta Falcon's special website.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A house divided by NFL fans of Green Bay and Atlanta will at least get a clean bedroom from the outcome.
The NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons has created at least one divided house in metro Atlanta. I have lived in Atlanta for more than half of my life (we won’t go into how many years that is). I am an Atlanta Falcons fan, with one exception: When the Dirty Birds play the Green Bay Packers — like they do this Sunday night — I see only green-and-gold. Yep, I’m a Cheesehead. That’s not a big deal, with one exception: My 14-year-old son is partial to the red-and-black of the Falcons. He’s a big fan, with more Falcons gear than most of his friends. Yep, I failed miserably as a football father. You can probably guess that the house will hear a little bit of trash-talking this weekend. Of how Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and …