June 17, 2013 - Atlanta - Rendering photographed off video projection showing an overhead view. The Atlanta Falcons and 360 Architecture, which is designing a new stadium for the team, showed the most recent conceptual designs of the facility Monday at a stadium development committee meeting of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. The site for the facility is still in question and a citizen's advocacy group is trying to collect signatures to allow residents to vote on whether they want public tax collections used to help fund the $1 billion stadium. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
There is a change in the game plan when it comes to the location for the new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.
The team has informed the Georgia World Congress Center Authority that plans for the preferred property south of the Georgia Dome are dead.
Unable to work out a financial deal with two churches on and next to that property, the team says the focus should now turn to the alternative site north of the Dome, reports WSB's Pete Combs.
That alternative site is at the corner of Northside Drive and Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
Those involved in the negotiations with Mount Vernon Baptist and Friendship Baptist on the south site had been working under a self-imposed Aug. 1 deadline in order to keep the project on its timetable.