Fri04182014

Five Finalists Selected in Bid to Build New Falcons Stadium

While there will not be a decision on the winner until mid-June, the Falcons have reportedly narrowed down the number of finalists to build the team's new $1 billion retractable roof stadium to five. That list includes Skanska, the same contractor that built the home of this year's Super Bowl in New Jersey.

Skanska has worked on several large projects, including MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, which 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.

The June deadline for selecting one of the five was confirmed by Kim Shreckengost, executive vice president and chief of staff for AMB Group, the parent company of the Falcons, to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

"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."

Read more http://www.atlantadailyworld.com/201305206128/Original/five-finalists-selected-in-bid-to-build-new-falcons-stadium

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