Falcons close to naming new stadium

The Falcons' president and CEO says Atlanta fans may know the name of the team's new home any day now.

Rich McKay updated the stadium project for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Monday, saying you can expect a name announcement sooner rather than later.

McKay praised the Braves' choice of SunTrust Bank as its naming sponsor for their new ballpark in the Cumberland area. He says the Falcons would love to have a similar partner to make a long-term commitment.

As for the structure itself, McKay says the construction on the stadium next door to the Georgia Dome is 30 to 35% complete.

He says the pouring of concrete is about 90% complete, and work on the steel structure is set to begin by the end of August.

According to McKay, the construction is on schedule to be completed in time for the beginning of the Major League Soccer season in March 2017.

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