The latest rendering for the new Falcons Stadium.

The Atlanta Falcons have officially chosen the south site, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Drive and Northside Drive, as the final site for construction of the new stadium.

“This decision today by the Falcons will have a positive impact on our great city for many years to come,” Mayor Kasim Reed said. “I’m proud of the hard work we invested in the south site as the best location for the new stadium. It took a little more work to get us to this place, but the long-term sustainability of the stadium and the surrounding neighborhoods were important priorities for me.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the city and Falcons wrapping up negotiations with Friendship Baptist Church and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church to buy their property to make way for the stadium. The south site was preferred because of its proximity to MARTA and the Georgia World Congress Center complex.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.