The site of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium remained very much in flux after a meeting today of a Georgia World Congress Center committee.
GWCCA executive director Frank Poe said after the meeting that two potential stadium sites remain on the table — the preferred site immediately south of the Georgia Dome that requires buying two churches and an alternate site a half mile north of the Dome.
With an Aug. 1 deadline to buy the churches fast approaching — and no deal in place with them — the committee was briefed on a plan to allow the Falcons to begin “due diligence work” to determine if the north site is suitable for the stadium. A scheduled vote was not taken because of a lack of a quorum of the committee, but the matter was passed along to the full GWCCA board, which will meet next week.
Poe was noncommittal on whether negotiations for property on the south site would continue if the Falcons begin due diligence work on the north site.
“It’s definitely going to take it in a different direction,” he said. He would not comment specifically on the status of negotiations with the churches.
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Staff writer Leon Stafford contributed to this article.