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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, construction of the new Mercedes Benz Stadium for the Atlanta Falcons continues in Atlanta. The Georgia Dome, which in 1992 became the Atlanta Falcons' home, also has been home to Georgia State football, high school state championships, Peach Bowls and SEC championship games, two Super Bowls and three Final Fours, will make way for the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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  • In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, construction of the new Mercedes Benz Stadium for the Atlanta Falcons continues in Atlanta. The Georgia Dome, which in 1992 became the Atlanta Falcons' home, also has been home to Georgia State football, high school state championships, Peach Bowls and SEC championship games, two Super Bowls and three Final Fours, will make way for the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Falcons’ 25-year stay in Georgia Dome coming to an end

    ATLANTA (AP) — In 1994, Deion Sanders proclaimed the still-new Georgia Dome to be “MY house” and he added with equal emphasis “I built this house.” Sorry Deion, but the facility which actually belongs to the state of Georgia is on a fast track to a summer demolition. Arthur Blank wanted a new home for […]
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen high school football players died in recent years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and the annual death count has been growing slightly, according to a new study. But such deaths remain rare, and are far lower than in decades past. Also, it’s not clear whether the recent […]