The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta opened on Aug. 26 for a preseason Atlanta Falcons game against the Arizona Cardinals. After that, the stadium’s major debut came with two big college games, Alabama-Florida State and Georgia Tech-Tennessee.
The Jets have made a commitment to building through the draft and got that started in April with the additions of Jamal Adams and Marcus Mayes — a pair of safeties who could start as rookies.
They’re about better positioning the Jets to be winners in the years beyond 2017.
The final figure came down as $1.6 billion, part of which came via the city. But the good news is $850 million of that was financed from banks and investors, and Falcons owner Arthur Blank covered some of it, too.
In addition to the $850 million in loans, $200 million of the construction cost comes from bonds backed by Atlanta hotel-motel taxes, $200 million from the NFL and a yet-undetermined amount from sales of personal seat licenses. Blank is responsible for cost overruns.
The 2017 National Championship will be here, too. This year also includes Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee on Labor Day. The Super Bowl and Final Four are headed here soon, too.
The San Francisco defense ranked 30th in average time Cheap College Jerseys allowed before the pass on vertical throws last season. While the 49ers have attempted to upgrade in this area, this is still likely to be an issue for them early on as they aim to get their defenders up to speed. This should allow Cam Newton Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys to throw a lot of downfield passes to both Funchess and Kelvin Benjamin. — KC Joyner