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Reed To Disclose Falcons Stadium Developments

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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed plans to announce the latest developments in negotiations for land the Falcons want to build a new stadium.

Reed is scheduled to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Friday.

A city spokeswoman on Thursday confirmed a deal had been reached for the historic downtown Mount Vernon Baptist Church to receive about $14.5 million.

Mount Vernon is one of two churches that will have to be relocated if the $1 billion, retractable roof stadium NFL stadium is to be built on the Falcons’ preferred site.

A lawyer for Mount Vernon Baptist Church said the church’s congregation will likely hold a meeting next week to vote on the proposal.

Mayor Kasim Reed said last month a preliminary agreement had been reached with the other church.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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