Originally, Blank was supposed to foot $700 million of the deal, and the other $300 million was gonna come from hotel/motel taxes. A bunch of bitches in Atlanta started whining, and the PTB came back to Arthur saying they wanted him to fund another $100 million on top. Throw in that with the fact that originally the new stadium was supposed to be completed by the start of the 2017 season, and now the PTB are dragging their heels on that, and you get Arthur pulling this strong arm move.
Personally, I hope Arthur tells the city of Atlanta to frick off, and "seriously" pursues the Doraville location.
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