Blank says work on Falcons' new stadium is on schedule

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the future home of the Atlanta Falcons football team stands under construction, at left, next to the team's current stadium, the Georgia Dome, Monday, May 16, 2016, in Atlanta. Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the new stadium is on schedule to open in June, 2017 as scheduled and he's hoping it will be announced next week as the site of a Super Bowl. The Falcons also unveiled their new food and beverage plan which includes $2 hot dogs and soft drinks, a sharp decrease from current prices at the Georgia Dome. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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ATLANTA (AP) As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is on schedule to open in June, 2017.

NFL owners will choose next week between Atlanta and other cities competing to host Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021. No city will be awarded more than one game.

If Atlanta lands a Super Bowl, fans paying premium ticket prices will get a break on concessions.

The Falcons on Monday announced food and beverage pricing for all events at the new stadium will start with $2 each for soft drinks (including free refills), hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn.

Blank also owns the expansion MLS franchise Atlanta United FC, which will share the stadium.

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