Blank says work on Falcons' new stadium is on schedule

BY foxsports • May 16, 2016

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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