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Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent highway collapse and subsequent shutdown from a fire and chronic traffic and public transportation woes.

 

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Aerial photograph of the new Falcons stadium construction in June 2015.
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Only a couple of decades after occupying new, state-of-the-art facilities, two of Atlanta’s professional sports teams will be on the move again soon.

Starting in 2017, the Braves and the Falcons will be competing in new stadiums in Cobb County and downtown Atlanta, respectively, and that are being paid for partially with public money.

Aerial photograph of the new Falcons stadium construction in June 2015.
Courtesy of NewAtlantaStadium.com

    

The Atlanta Falcons' new stadium may be the greenest in the country once it's finished. The team says it’s planning to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's platinum certification, the highest level of sustainable building certification.