ATLANTA (AP) — A fundraising bash honoring the 90th birthday of philanthropist Bernie Marcus, one of Home Depot's founders, has raised more than $117 million for Georgia charities.
ATLANTA (AP) — Mercedes-Benz Stadium is moving away from cash transactions for all events, including Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United games.
ATLANTA (AP) — A newspaper reports that Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and his third wife are getting divorced.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes an unidentified representative for Blank as saying he and Angela Macuga Blank are getting an amicable divorce.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank watched coach Dan Quinn offer explanations about another defeat. The boss then gave Quinn a hug before he walked out the door of a Lambeau Field media room.
Blank still appears to have Quinn's back as the losses keep piling up for Atlanta.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes players should have the right to speak out on important issues even though he isn't expecting his players to protest during the national anthem this season.
Blank says just like last season, Falcons players have been asked to stand for the national anthem.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan pulled out his secret weapons to seal the five-year contract extension that made him the NFL's highest-paid player.
Ryan brought his infant twin boys, Marshall and John, to Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank's office on Friday, when the deal was signed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024.
A memo from the NFL's compensation committee to team owners and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, have signed the extension.
That extension has been a source of controversy because Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones objected to the process.
Concerns about whether soccer would draw in the Atlanta market were apparently overblown. Way overblown.
The Atlanta United have been attracting big crowds for their first season in Major League Soccer, culminating last weekend when an MLS-record 70,425 fans came to a match against rival Orlando City.
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Zac Brown might have found a new vocation: TV special narrator.
The country music star will make his television voiceover debut in "On a Mission: Atlanta Rising," a profile of Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC owner Arthur Blank. The one-hour program airs Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and will examine Blank's personal and professional life from his childhood through February's Super Bowl defeat and beyond.
ATLANTA (AP) — The retractable roof for the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be closed when the facility debuts for an Atlanta Falcons preseason game next month.
There's no date set on when the roof will be open for an event, even though the roof petals were open on Tuesday when Falcons and MLS Atlanta United officials led a media tour of the stadium.
ATLANTA (AP) — With construction of the Atlanta Falcons' new Mercedes-Benz Stadium moving closer to completion, the implosion of the Georgia Dome has been set for Nov. 20.
Steve Cannon, chief executive officer of Falcons owner Arthur Blank's AMB Group, says there have been "a few exciting milestones on the roof over the last week" for the new stadium. That clears the path for plans to demolish the Georgia Dome, which stands beside the new stadium.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United President Darren Eales said Tuesday construction on Mercedes Benz Stadium remains on schedule for the MLS team to play the first game in the facility on July 30.
"At this stage it is still as planned," Eales said.
Even so, Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank acknowledged the complex retractable roof on the $1.5 billion stadium has been a challenge.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons announced a five-year contract extension with team president Rich McKay on Tuesday.
McKay will remain with the team at least through June 2022, serving as president and chief executive officer of the Falcons as well as president of owner Arthur Blank's AMB Sports & Entertainment.
ATLANTA (AP) — The "Deflategate" scandal has hovered over the Patriots for parts of three seasons, thanks to appeals of Tom Brady's four-game suspension, finally served at the beginning of this season.
New England's Super Bowl opponents had their own scandal — but it was a blip on the news radar that most fans long forgot.
ATLANTA (AP) — One conversation stands out in Arthur Blank's sports year to remember.
Blank, the Atlanta Falcons owner, said Thursday he sent a congratulatory text message to coach Dan Quinn in May, when Atlanta was awarded the 2019 Super Bowl.
Blank said he told Quinn "I look forward to us playing then."
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 his teams — the Atlanta Falcons and the new MLS Atlanta United FC. The $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium with its fancy retractable roof has risen beside the Georgia Dome.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gerardo Martino hasn't spent much time in the United States and admits that he needs to learn more English, yet the coach from Argentina knows enough about Atlanta United that he can hardly wait to start as the first manager of the Major League Soccer expansion club.
Before being introduced Wednesday, the 53-year-old former head of Argentina's famed national team looked at facts and then pursued his first job in the U.S.