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Sports Over Education? Georgia Legislators Might Think So

By Mike Foster On March - 10 - 2010

“The theater department got cut at my school, but at least the roof on that new stadium slides open and closed”

The backwards statement posted above might be a realistic thought in the coming years if you are a student at a college or universtiy run by the State University System of Georgia.

This week, Georgia legislatures passed a Bill that has opened the gates for millions of dollars to flood towards funding for the Georgia Dome site in downtown Atlanta.

This decision was made as students protesting budget cuts in the State University System were throwing rocks at the golden dome.

The legislatures might have heard the bombardment outside their doors, however they were too busy thinking about the pigskin.

For the past few years the Atlanta Falcons have been looking for a potential new home. The Georgia Dome, the Falcons’ current home stadium, apparently is outdated and in need of more renovations to keep up with the top stadiums in the country.

Buildings such as the Arizona Cardinals’ University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, as well as the Cowboys’ 100,000 seat stadium in Arlington, Texas has ...

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