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Finalists chosen to build Falcons stadium

May 22, 2013

Five finalists are in the running to build the new $1 billion stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, including the same contractor that built the home of this year's Super Bowl.

Skanska is among the finalists the Falcons named late last week. It has worked on several large projects, including MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. MetLife Stadium will host Super Bowl XLVIII.

Skanska joined 360 Architecture to design and build MetLife Stadium. Last month, 360 Architecture was selected as lead architect for the new Falcons stadium.

Other contractors vying to build the Falcons stadium include: Holder Construction Group LLC, Atlanta's largest commercial contractor; Turner Construction Company, Clark Construction Group and Hunt Construction Group.

A final decision should come by mid-June, said Kim Shreckengost, executive vice president and chief of staff for AMB Group, the parent company of the Falcons.

“Finalists will be given the opportunity to suggest other contractor teams that would potentially work with them,” she said. “However, we would have discretion in putting together the final team mainly to maximize local and equal business opportunity participation.”


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