Update (Aug. 13): Less than a week after the Georgia World Congress Center called off negotiations, one of the two churches agreed to sell its land to make room for a new Falcons stadium.
"We commend the Mayor, city officials and the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church for all of their hard work in reaching a tentative agreement for the acquisition of the church property," the Falcons said in a statement on the deal. "This is certainly a positive development for the south site; however, other significant issues and requirements remain unresolved on that site."
Namely, those "unresolved" issues include the fact that talks remain closed with Mount Vernon Baptist Church, which rejected the city's $6.2 million offer and countered with a request for over $20 million. Mount Vernon's property is ...1