BRADENTON, Fla. – The new Atlanta Falcons football stadium will cost $1.2 billion, an increase of $200 million from previous estimates, the state agency overseeing the project has learned.

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority was told Oct. 29 that costs for the design and site will be higher than originally thought, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GWCCA owns convention facilities and the Georgia Dome where the Falcons currently play.

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