ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta church congregation will likely vote this week on whether they'll help clear the path for a new football stadium to be built downtown.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church are expected to meet Thursday and discuss the city's offer of $14.5 million in exchange for space south of the Georgia Dome where the Atlanta Falcons hope to build a new $1 billion, retractable roof stadium.
Mount Vernon is one of two churches that will have to be relocated if the new stadium is to be built on the Falcons' preferred site.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly announced the preliminary agreement Friday. The plan calls for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to pay $6.2 million, and for the Falcons to pay $8.3 million.
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