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It's Official! Friendship Baptist Church Agrees to Sell for Stadium

By Titus Falodun Staff Writer | 9/22/2013, 7:22 p.m.
The new $1 billon Atlanta Falcons' stadium will definitely make the south side the place to be on game-day.

Friendship Baptist Church accepted on Sunday an offer to sell its building. The facility's sale will make way for the city of Atlanta officials, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, and the Atlanta Falcons to finish their stadium construction plans.

Mount Vernon agreed on Thursday to sell its facility for $14.5 million.

Friendship Baptist Church, which has been established for 151 years, will get $19.5 million, to be paid for by the Atlanta Falcons. The team and the GWCCA will join funds to pay for Mount Vernon.

The sale of the two churches ends the south side site saga. City leaders preferred the south side site because its near two MARTA stops, a proposed multi-modal station and the GWCCA’s other facilities (i.e. Centennial Olympic Park).

No word yet on the vote count.