Sep 12, 2013, 7:30 PM EST
According to a story in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank (pictured, left) is in advanced talks with Major League Soccer about expanding to Atlanta.
From the report:
Blank has long expressed an interest in a team. The recent approval of the new Falcons’ stadium accelerated the talks between Blank and the league. The construction of the stadium is scheduled to be finished in 2017 and the two parties have discussed opening the stadium with an MLS game.
MLS commissioner Don Garber said on Wednesday that the league has already decided where three of the league’s next four expansion teams will be located. Perhaps Atlanta would complete the quartet, if the Journal-Constitution’s report is accurate.
General consensus is that the southeastern United States is set to receive at least one franchise, as it is the only area of the country currently without a team.
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