Has anyone gotten a good answer to why they are building it? From the MSB thread Blank is financing about 70% of it so he either hates the Georgia Dome or thinks he can make a lot of money off of it.
Unfortunately for the fans, he can and will. The dude is not a self-made billionaire because he hit the lottery. 180 luxury suites, as opposed to the existing 162. 7,500 club seats, as opposed to the existing 5,174. Reports are that Coca-Cola will be given the naming rights to the new stadium, which will line his pockets significantly. And most importantly, hello Personal Seat Licenses for all season ticket holders. Which really, really fricking blows.
Combined with the opportunity to hosts Super Bowls, National Title Games, and possibly a new MLS team which he has had a hard on for awhile, and you can see why he is hellbent on driving this new stadium to fruition.