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r . Arthur L . ·ont gomery , Chairman
Atlant a-Fulton County Recrea tion Authority
c/o At lanta Coca-Cola Bottling Co .
864 Spring St ., N. W.
Atlant a , Geor g i a
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Following your c all ea1·lier this week , we have started
reviewing all of our past stuqies and reports on domin
and a ir conditionin the Atlanta St adium . ln addi tion ,
we plan to inv stigate ot her possibili ties .
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port tha t will reco end a t least one syste • W
i ll illu tra te its basic concept and a ttempt to define
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features that ight b undert en . Thee ay w 11 involv i prove ent of footb 11 s ting configur tion
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footballs a ons . In this regard ,
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withi n about t hirty days .
Best personal regards .
Sincerely yours 5
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October 6, 1967
Mr. ·Arthur L. Montgomery, Chairman
Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority
c/o Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
864 Spring st., N. w.
Atlanta, Georgia
Re:
Atlanta Stadium
Dear Arthur:
Following your call earlier this week, we have started
reviewing all of our past studies and reports on doming
and air conditioning the Atlanta Stadium. In addition,
we plan to investigate other possibilities.
We will try to bring this together in the form of a
report that will recommend at least one system. We
will illustrate its basic concept and attempt to define
its probable cost as well as possible.
In addition, we will make other studies of "up-grading"
features that might be undertaken. These may well involve improvement of football seating configuration
,tnd/01• o apl:\oi t i o s , as woll l\'3 1,u,i tho ds of conve1•sion to
ice hockey and other uses,
One of our major concerns will be the selection of a
system and methods that will allow the work to go forward without interruption of the regular baseball and
football seasons . In this regard, we are operating on
the assumption that, should such a project be undertaken,
the stadium could be out of use in the months of December,
January, February and March.
We hope to bri ng this study to a tentative conclusi on
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within about thirty days.
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Mr. Sid Scarborough
Manager
Atlanta Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sid:
The stadium elevator badly needs either air
conditioning or a strong ventilation fan to provide
some form of relief for the operator.
I personally think it would be helpful if you could
put in better ventilation and also pipe sound in to
it so that the operator would have some idea of what
is happeningnin the ballgame.
In so many words, I think Andy should be looked out
for.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen. Jr.
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FULTON COUNTY RECREATION AUTHORITY
521 CAPITAL AVENUE, S. W.
BOX 6645, LAKEWOOD STATION
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30315
ARTHUR L. MONTGOMERY
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August 8 , 1967
Mr . N . H . Knorr
President
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society
124 Columbia Heights
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Dear Mr . Knorr:
y I first explain that due to con·traotual agreements the Atlanta Braves
have preference in schedulin events at Atlanta Stadium during the base ball se son . At no time during the present season have we had a period
of ten consecutive days without an event bein scheduled .
Because of thi , it has been n ceasary to consult with the Atlanta
Br ves a to the vailability of the stadium for ten days during the
1969 se on . The Br ves h ve given this matter considerable thou ht
and have held sever 1 inter- or anizational meetin
concernin the
matt r .
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now the Bravea studied opinion that they would be reluctant at
thi time to rel
e th stadium for a ten con ecutive day period in
1969. Thi is due not only to the N tional B seball Lea e schedul,
but 1 ob c use of the N tion 1 Profes ion 1 Soccer League of which
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m mber . There re nowt nt tive plans to in- '
schedul , nd a n1ention d · hove , th present occer
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contr ctu lly handic pped in this m tter, and
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August 8 , 1967
May I add that t h e Mayo r , City of Atlant a , t he Atlanta Convention
Bureau and this Authority are extre mely interested in having your
meeting here in 1969 . It is certainly hoped that something can be
worked out .
Sincerely ,
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�July 17. 1967
Mr. N . H . Knorr
Pres i dent
Watc h Tower Bible and Trac t S ociety
124 Columbia Height
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Dear Mr. Knorr:
l have forwarded copy of your letter of July 15
to Mr . Scarborou h . and l am ure that you ·11
hear from him hortly regarding the vailability
of the Atlanta Stadium in 1969.
Sine rely,
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124 COLUMBIA H E IGHTS, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11201, U.S.A.
July 15 , 1967
The Honorab l e Ivan Al l en , J r .
Mayor of the ci ty of Atlanta, Ge or gia
Atlanta, Ge or gia
Sir:
In t he mont h of J une, 1966, a brochure was sent t o
me, Nathan H. Knorr, President of the Watch Tower Bibl e and
Tract Society , with the headin g "Atlanta Invites You. 11 Our
Society has given consideration to y our letter of June 14 ,
1966 , t hat came wi th the brochure, inviting us to h old a large
convention in Atlanta. I very muc h app r ec i ated your letter.
The brochure a l so contained a lett er f rom t he Governor of
t he State, as we ll as letters f rom t he Atlanta Convention
Bureau, the Atl a nta Hot e l , Mote l As s oc iat ion a nd t he Atlanta
Chamb er of Commer ce .
We had c onsidered c oming t o Atl ant a during t he day s of
July 6- 13, 1969, Sunday t o Sunday i nc l usive, and we con clude d
that we woul d ver y muc h l ike t o have t he use of the Atl a nta
Stadium, which I belie ve has a seating capa ci t y of ab out
57 , 000 people .
I wrote a letter t o Mr . Si dn ey Scarb or ough, dated May
I am encl osing a
copy of this letter that sets out all of th e de t ails . However,
I am sorry to say that up t o this writing I have not yet received
an answer to my letter . Whether the letter may have g one astray,
or whether Mr. Scarborough is n o longer in charge of t he stadium
rentals , I do not know. I thought I had the right information
that Mr. Scarborough would be the man who could answer my
questions.
25, 1967, concerning our plans f or 1969 .
I have been working with the officials in the Na t i onal
and American Baseball Leagues in regard to adjusting dates
in 1969, so that we could use various stadiums throughout the
United States. I had thought that we would by this time ha ve
a reply from Mr. Scarborough, whom I believe to be the general
manager of the Atlanta Stadium and the one to deal with in
these matters, telling us what the price would be, whether
the dates we desire would be available and whether the stadium
is open to conventions such as ours.
We anticipated bringing 40,000 to 45,000 people to Atlanta
during the eight days of the convention in 1969. But to work
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�The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the city of Atl anta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
July 15, 1967, Page Two
out our program for the summer of 1969 we must know well in
advance whether organization controling the Atlanta Stadium
would rent the stadium to us and work out arrangements with
the Society for the use of t he stadium during these particular
dates.
I know that Mr. Joseph Cronin of the American League and
Mr. Warren Giles of the National League have appointed two
gentlemen to speak to me about trying to work out dates for
1969 so that we could use Yankee Stadium and Atlanta Stadium,
as well as other ballparks, such as Comiskey Park, Busch
Memorial Stadium and the Anaheim Stadium. We have had very
fine relations with the New York Yankees, Chicag o White Sox
and the other stadium officials mentioned, but for some
reason we do not have any definite word from Atlanta, Georg ia.
Perhaps your good offices could put me on the ri ght
track as to the person with whom I should communicate so as
to get an answer to our request for use of the Atlanta Stadium
on t he dates we need it. We would be delighted to come to
Atlanta and we li ke the facilities t hat you describe in
your broch ure. I would be very happy to come to Atlanta to
s ee t he s t adium a nd the facil i ties availab l e and to talk
contract terms a nd to let the ge ntleman in c harge kn ow what
we have done thus f ar with other sta dium of ficials across
t he country .
The Watc ht ower Bible a nd Tract Society would be happy to
a rrange f or a l arge assembl y in At lanta, Georgia July 6-1 3,
1969. May I pl ea se hear f rom you with your suggestions on
wha t I mi g ht do in t his ma t t er ?
Sinc ere l y,
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N. H. Knorr
Pre si dent
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May 25 , 1967
Mr . Sidney Scarborough
Atlanta Stadium
Atlanta , Georgia 30312
Dear Mr. Scarborough :
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Socie ty of New York, I nc. ,
(Jehovah 1 s Witnesses) are interested in arrangin g f or a con- ·
vention in Atlanta , Georgi a, July 6 through J uly 13, 1969 .
We wou l d need at least two da ys of ingress a nd one da y f or
e gress. So the dates that we would require are Jul y 4 through
J uly 14, 1969, if we were to have our co nvention in Atlanta.
I fully appreciate t hat in orde r to make arrangements to
use the Atlanta Stadium things must be worked out wi th the
baseball schedule first, but very likely if you speak with
the officials i n the Nat i onal league t o clear these da t es they
may do s o. However, before this would be done there are a few
questions that you may be able to answer . If yo u think it is
better for me to see you personal l y then I could fly to Atlanta
to discuss the whole matter with you and at the same time see
the sta dium and the fac ilities .
What the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, (Jehovah 's
Witnesses), would like to do in 1969 is have another international assembly in the United States . There is no place in
the United States that is large enough to hold all of Jehovah' s
witnesses in one place . So we have to have the convention in
sections and we hope to have an eastern section convention
July 6 through July 13, from Sunday to Sunday inclu sive, in
the summer of 1969. We wou ld like to have a convention at
Yankee Stadium in New York and in At l anta, Georgia on the
same dates . This would handle the eastern part of the
United States.
The following week we would like to arrange for conventions
in Chicago and St . Louis, to be held simultaneously, and this
would involve July 13 throu gh July 20. From there we would
go to the West Coast to Anaheim, July 20 to July 27. It is our
plan to use five different ball parks during this three-week
period.
I am currently working with the American league and wi t h
Mr. Joseph Cronin, its president, so as to try and clear the
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Atla nta Stadium
At la nta, Georg ia 30312
May 2 5 ,
1967, Pa g e Two
dates f o r Yankee Stadium, Comiskey Park a nd Anahe i m Stadium.
Of course, I can do the same, if neces s ary, with t he Natio nal
Lea gue , with its pres ident Mr . Warre n C. Giles . At the time
I know whether the Atlanta Stadium wi l l be ava i l able and y ou
would want us to use y our stadium durin g the above - mention ed
dates, I could f ollow throu gh wi th contacting Mr . Gile s .
I
ha v e spoke n to Mr . Glennon J. Walsh, Di r ec t or of Operations
f o r the Civic Ce nter Bu sch Memo rial Stadium, and he is quite
a g reeable to r e nting the stad ium to us i f we can clear it wi t h
the Nati o nal Lea g ue .
Are you willing to rent the Atlanta Stadium to the
Watchtowe r Bible and Tract Soc iet y of New York , I nc . , f or
these e i g ht day s with at least two d a y s f or ing ress and one
da y f o r e g ress , so t ha t we ca n g et t h i ngs s et up and then
d i sman tled? What wo u l d y ou r renta l f e e be?
Would you a l so l e t u s kn ow wh o handle s t he c oncess io ns
a t t he s tadium, be c a u s e t h e Watchtower Bi b le and Tract Soci ety
usua lly ope ra te s i t s own c afeteria and refre shme n t s t ands , as
wel l as ha n d li ng all o f the parking . ble want agre eme nt for
all of the facilities a vailable .
To gi v e you an example , a t Yankee Sta di um i n Ne w Yo rk city
we arrange wi th the concess io na i re through t h e management of
the stadium t o take ove r a l l of their fac i l i t ie s and t o opera te
them with our volunte er help, a ll of whom are very expe r i enced .
We have handled large c o nventions f or many years , but it may be
that you are not acquain t ed with us . That is why I would be
very happy to fly to Atlanta sometime early in June , if you
would gi ve me the choice of a few dates as to when you would
be available , and then we wou l d speak about this matter . Maybe
we cou l d c ome to some a greemen t a nd you cou l d g et a better
picture of what the Wa t chtower Bib l e and Tract Society is and
what we would like to do .
Now that you know the dates we would like to have I am
sure something could be done to arrange the 1969 baseball
schedule . We anticipate that we would bring between 40,000 and
45,000 people to Atlanta and that very likely we would have
that many in attendance at our closing session, the eighth
day of the convention. That will give you some estimate of
the crowd that we expect . Whatever price you would gi ve us
for the stadium we would want to include parking faci lities
that you have, and stadium concessions. We have worked out
these matters satisfactorily with all other stadiums, and I am
�Mr. Sidney Scarboroug h
At'lanta Stadium
Atlan t a, Geor g ia 30312
May 25,
1967, Pa g e Three
confident that it can be work ed out with the Atlanta Stadium .
We would very much like to include Atlanta, Georg ia in
our s etup for the i nternational assembly of Jehovah ' s witnesses
in the United States in July of 1969 and would be very happy
to hear from you .
I f you would li ke to discuss th i s more
thorou g hly , which I feel is advisable, please let me know an¢
I will b e happy to come to Atlanta to s peak with y o u .
I think
that is a much better way to hand l e the matter .
I would be
pleased if you could let me know soon just what mi ght be done .
Sincerely yours,
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President
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William R . Fisher, M . D .
Suite 265 - C Doctors Building
490 Peachtree Street, N . E . ·
Atlant , Georgia 30308
Dear Dr . Fisher:
This will acknowledge receipt of a copy of your
letter ent to Chief Jenkins concerning use of
the "taxi lane" at the Atlanta Stadium .
May l as u.re you that h
every con ider tion.
will give your request
With appreciation for your bringing this matter
to my ttention, l am
Sincerely,
Ivan All n, Jr.
M ayor
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�WILLIAM R. FISHER, M.D.
JAMES E. PRUm, M.D.
SUITE 265-C, DOCTORS BUILDING
490 Peachtree Street, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30308
JA 4-2666
June 28, 1967
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I am enclosing a copy of a letter which I have written to Chief Herbert
Jenkins for your information. I feel that the request which I have made
is a simple and straightforward one which would ease the problems of
parents with children who must attend the stadium events without the
parents accompanying them. The use of the Shuttle busses , under these
circumstances , ha s not proven satisfactory in our hands. I would appreciate your giving this careful consideration.
Respectfully ,
William R . Fisher, M. D.
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�WILLIAM R, FISHER, M .D.
JAMES E, PRUm , M .D,
SUITS 265-C, DOCTORS BUILDING
490 Po ach!roe Slroa!, N. ii ,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30308
JA 4- 2666
J une 28, 1967
Chief Herbert Jenkins
Atlanta Police Department
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Chief J enkins:
I have a pr oblem with which I hope you can he lp . Because of the nature of
my wor k , I am unable to attend ma jor league sporting events as often as I ·
would like . I have severa l children, two of whom are avid ba seba ll and
s occer fans. It has been my habit to carry them to the games when I cannot also attend and then pick them up after the games . In the past this has
been no problem because I simply entere d the taxi lane, drove to the front
of the stadium as any other taxi might do, picke d t hem up and left;,. I have
never before been stopped or even questipne d in my use of this lane after
the games. However, on the afternoon of J une 25th, when I attempted to enter this lane I was st oppe d by one of your officers . I explaine d the situation,
but he laughed and said he couldn 't help it . If his orders were as he sa id, to
prevent anyone using the taxi lane, then I think his orders should be change d.
If these were not hi s orders , then I think he should be punished. In any event
I fe el that he should be counsele d in how to m eet the public even when refu sing a c itizen's r equest .
Exce pt for the use of the bus and taxi lane, I have be en unable to find any
other route to the stadium after a stadium event. Las year I calle d the Atlanta Police Department and a sked for a dvice in this m atte r and was tol d
that there was nothing they knew of or any way t o get t o the stadium. It was
that night that I began using the taxi lane .and I had use d it on Saturday, June
24th , in this manner . On Sunday afternoon, as I stated earlier, when I attempted to turn from Me morial Dr ive onto Capitol Avenue into the taxi lane,
I was stopped by a police officer , badge number 1319 . At that time, for a
period of approximately a minute and a half, there was not one vehicle in
sight up over the Expressway ramp in the taxi lane. This is a distance, as
you well know, of approximately a block and a half to two blocks. My presence in tlrls lane would not have crowded it in the least and would not have
inconvenienced anyone in the stadium area. It would , however , have spared
me a great deal of distress in that it required me approximately 20-25 minutes
to get close enough to the stadium to allow one of my other children to go and
search for the ones who were waiting to be picked up.
�W IU IAM R. FISHER, M.D.
JAMES !. PRUETT, M.D.
SUITI 265,C, DOCTORS BUI LDING
490 Peachlr.. Sir 11, N. e.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30308
JA 4-2666
Chief Herbert Jenkins
June 28, 1967
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I know you have many problems and I know your officers are called on for
many things. I do not want to add to your burdens or to theirs, but I do
feel that it would be a better set-up if you allowed private citizens traveling to the stadium to pick up spectators to do so with the same privileges
as commercial vehicles exercise. Certainly, before the game starts, I
can see where the taxi lane should not be used, particularly since there are
several other lanes leading to the stadium itself. However, after the stadium events are over there seems to me to be no logical reason why we
could not use the lane for the same purpose as the commercial vehicles use
it. I would appreciate your giving this your careful consideration. For
their information, I am forwarding copies of this letter to Mayor Ivan Allen
and to Mr. William C. Bartholomay.
Respectfully,
William R. Fisher, M. D.
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COPIES: Mayor Ivan Allen
Mr. Wm. c. Bartholomay
�THE ATLANTA COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY
8 6 4 S PRING ST., N. W ., ATLANTA, GEORGIA 303 08
J une 29, 1967
Mr. Mill S. L n , Jr.
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lettez
of April 14th bich l m forwarding to tbe
Stadium A thority mce th que ti
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answered by them.
Sincerely your •
lvan Allen. Jr .
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�May 10, 1967
Mr. William Emmo
194 -14th Street, N. E .
Atlanta, Geor
30309
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April 19, 1967
Mr. Le ter T . C ter
2175 River R ad
Ellenwood# G orgia
Deal' Mr . C -ter:
I · ppr ciate your intere t in the propo
for the Atlan. Stadium.
.d dome
The propo . al t t w a made by th Architect
was merely
gge tion of what could b .
!ea ibly d e . 1 am taking the lib rty o!
forw rding you.r ugg,e sti<m on to them.
Sincerely your
Ivan Allen, Jr .
M yor
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SUBJECT:
Roof for Atlanta Stadium
Dear Mr. Mayor:
It is suggested that a study be made to the feasibility of the type
roof for the Atlanta Stadium described as follows:
That telescoping rafters or tracks be installed and eight to twelve
pie shaped roof panels of light weight materials be installed on tracks.
Panels could be raised or lowered when necessary. It seems that a roof
of this nature could be operated up and down in a matter of minutes.
The telescoping tracks could be anchored to steel beams now supporting
roof.
Sincerely,
r-:/'~ T (]~
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er T. Cater
NOTE: If an umbrella type cover is decided using a retractable pole to
lift cover I suggest as a substitute a gas filled balloon to lift cover and
a system be devised to recover the gas for future use.
�April 18 1 1967
Mr . Bill McDougald
200 Pinewood Cr.
Athens, Georg
Dear Bill:
Thank you fot" your letter and inte:r-est in the
propos d doin for th Atl nta Stadium .
Thi
a just propo 1 and no deci ion h
been made- by tb.-e St dium Authority t t
time.
Sincerely your ,
Ivan Allen. Jr.
M yor
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Mr • H. Eugene Willi ms
3378 Knollwood Drive, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr • William :
May I acknowledge receipt of your l tter regarding
the dome for the Atl nta Stadium.
This was merely a propp al by the arcbit cts s
to the technical manner whereby the tadium could
be domes;
d the:re are n definite plans to pro-ceed
with it.
The mo ey for the Atlanta Stadium did not come from
the City of A tlan-ta. nor ould dditional fund come
from the City. Such fWlda come f• m the
1 of the
Stadium Atlthority bon , which i not a city proj ct.
I appreciate yo r vie
and agir e with you t t ther
re many other thi
that need to be don fir t in the
city.
Sincer ly.
Iva Allen , Jr.
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�April 18, 1967
Mrs. Charles Cody Brown
27 Northwood Avenue, N . E.
Atlanta, Georgi . 30309
Dear Mrs. Brown :
May I ackno ledge receipt of your l~tter regarding
the dome for the Atlanta Stadium.
This was merely a proposal by the architects as
to the technical manner wher by the taclium <:ould
be domed, and there are no definite plans to proceed
with it.
The money for the Atlanta Stadium. did not come from
the city of Atlanta, nor would addit.ional funds come
from the City. Such funds come from tbe sale of the
Stadium Authority bonds, which is not a city pxoject.
I appreciate your vi ws nd agree with you th t there
are m any other thing that need to be done first in the
City.
Sincerely,
lvan Allen, Jr.
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April 19, 196 7
Mr . Robe r t R. Ri ch a rds on
Hurt , Hill and Ricardson
Willi am- Olive r Building
Atlan ta , Georgia 30303
RE:
Stadium Beer Sales
Dear Bob :
Thank you f or your letter of Ap ril 18 , 196 7 . I appre ciat e the
cooperation of the Stadium Authorit y, Ch i ef Jenkin s and ot he r
interested parties in h e lping us solve this prob l em here at our
Stadium . Fr om the Braves standpoint , I can assur e you that you
can e xpe c t comp lete cooperati on.
With best r egards .
WCB:ls
cc :
Automati c Retailers of Ameri ca, Inc .
Honorable I van Allen v
Chief Herbert Jenkins
Mr . Arthur L. Montgomery
Mr . Richard Cecil
�April 17, 1967
Mr-. F . M . Hall
F .rro Co_rpor tion
P . O. Box.151
34 Smith St• · t
N rwalk, C . ecticut
06852
D ar Mr. Hall:
In r ply to
r l tt r of April 12th. th ar<:hitect
for the Atla.Qtll Stadium are He r alld R ery FABRP, 44 Broad Street, N. W., Atl · ,
G orgia.
Sincer ly your•,
1 n AU
Mayor
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AND SPECIALTY
COATED FA BRICS
NORWALK
HEADQUARTERS
P.O . Box 151
34 Smith Street
Norwalk, Conn . 06852
Telephone (203) 866-4438
Telex No. 96-5929
April 12, 1967
May or Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
We noted in the April 11 issue of a local paper that you
propose building a huge vinyl-plastic umbrella over the
Atlanta Stadium , which can be ra ised in less than three
hours.
Also noted was the fact that the novel proposal wa s presented
on April 10 to you by Architects George T. He ery and James
H. Finch, whose addresses we woul d like to obtain.
As we are in the v inyl- plastics business, we would appre ciate
your sending their addresses to us as soon as possible.
Thank you in advance.
Very truly your s ,
FERRO CORP ./CORDO DIV.
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Enc. 701 Data, Air Shelte r
Adhesives & Coated Fabrics
Brochure & Fabric, Buying Guide,
Cordo Coated Fabrics Folder
cc : Mr. Tom Sanders, 3928 Woodruff Rd, Columbus, Ga. 31904,
phone: 404-233-0359, our Representative in your area.
�Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal
April 12 , 1967
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Mrs. Ann Moses
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Re :
New Orleans Vis i tors
Dear Ann :
The two enclosed letters were mailed to the United Press and Associated
Press without my knowledge . You will notice that i t refers to the
fact that they are guests of the Mayor . I suppose this is left over
from his invitation to the Governor. Certainly we do not expect any
hosting by the Mayor - just a warm welcome at lunch.
One of the visitors has dropped out leaving Mr. David F. Dixon and
Mr. Thomas F. Donelon representing their group.
Sincerely,
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Cecil A. Alexander
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James H.Finch, f.A.I.A.
Cecil A, Alexander, F.A.I.A.
MIiierD. Barnes, A.I.A,
Bernard B. Rothschild, EA.I.A. f.C.S.I.
Caraker 0, Paschal, A.I.A.
ASSOCIATES
Robert 0. Ahlstrand, A.A.
Sidney S. Daniell, R.A.
Ira Grayboff
Thomas G. Joyce, A.I.A.
H. King McCain, N.S. P.E.
J.J, McDonough
Architects Engineers Interior Designers
William L. Pulgram, A.I.A.
44 Broad Street N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone 688-3313
John Steinichen, A.I.A.
Terry-Hutchens Bldg., Huntsville, Ala. 35801 Phone 539-9648
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Beu Thomas
Associated Press
61 5 North Street
rew Orleans , Louisiana.
Dear Ben :
Somo members of the Lou isia na domed stadium
authority are plann ing to visit At lanta on Apri_l _1_3 foT
tie o pening o f t e B ves basebal l season . As I understan d
it, they 1ill be guests of _!a 10:. !van A llen and will m ke
an inspec tion of tho new Atlanta stadium .
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iaybe you ~ou~d be irtercsted in having '. your
Atlanta bui!cau file sor: ething on this visit -- r 'eactions
to t he stadium ~ compar i son o f
tlanta- Iew Orleans needs ,
etc . for t h e state wire .
I woul d i magine t he Atlanta
Mayor's o ff ice is co-ordinating the visit and c ould help
your people there .
Atlanta architec ts for the stadium t her e aTe
George T . Reary and Bi ll Fine~ , part ners in two fi rms
which co-ventured desi gn of the stadi um and are als o double
teaming the planni ~g of a new stad ium in Cincinnati . _
An interesti ng aspect o
the Atlan ta stadium is
t he fact that it was designed and built in under 21 mo nths
as· 'compared with from four to six years for o ther ma jor new
stadia . The architectura l team expects to bring in the
Cincinnati stadium in from 22 t o 26 months.
We will be happy to eup,ply any needed fi ll in data
on either the Atlanta or Cincrnnati projects .
Thanks .
Sin9erely ,
C. A. Rogers
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Mr . Carrol Trosclair
United Press International
520 Royal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dear Carrol:
From our street corner conf erence Thursd~y :
Some members o f the Louisiana domed stadium
a ut h ority ~re planning to vis··t
tl , nta ou April 13 for t he
.As I understand it,
they wi ll be guests of Mayor -vn, Allen and will make a n
ins pection o f the nev A lanta ztadium .
o p:ming o f ~he Braves b a seball Gcas o n .
Maybe you would be i n terested in having y o ur
Atlanta bureau file someth·ng on this visit -- react ions
t o the stadium, comparisou of Atlanta- New Orleans n e eds,
etc . -- for the state wire .
would i magine the Atlanta
Mayor's o ffice is co- ordinating the visit and could help
_your people there . ~
Atlanta architects for the stadium there George T .
Heer y and Bil l Finch , p a rt ners in t\'/o firms which co-vent ured
design of the stadium and a re also double teaming the
planning of a new stadium i n Ci n cin na ti .
An interestin g a spect of t h e Atlanta stadium is the
fact that it wus desi gne d and built in under 2 1 mo nths as
c ompared with from four to s i x yea rs for other major new
stadia . The architectura l tc~m e x pects to bring in the
Cincinnati stadium in from 2 2 to 26 months .
We will be hap p y to s u pply any needed fill in data
on either the Atlanta or Cincinnati projects .
Thanks .
Sincerely ,
Robert W. Smith , J r .
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Associated Architects
700
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A tlanta. Geo rgia .J0.J09
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April 10, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Re:
Atlanta Stadium Dome
Dear Ivan:
As you requested, we have over the past few months made an
extensive study of the possibilities for a removable roof
for Atl a nta Stadium.
Working with Birdair Structures, Inc., we have now developed
a design for an air-supported "umbrella" roof dome that
Birdair believes can be put up or taken down in only three
hours.
This roof would be lifted into place by a 300-ft. hi g h
telescoping mast in the center of the field, which would
then retract into a missile-type "silo," leaving the stadium
covered and ready for use. We submit herewith slides and
drawings illustrating the system.
Rough pre liminary estimates indica te that the r oof system
and mast, i ncluding the air-support e quipme nt and a ventilation system , would probably cost between $1½ and $2
million. However, the present field lighting system would
have to be modified, thereby making the total cost of the
roof, its support systems, lighting modifications, and
other work on portal vestibules , etc., possibly as hi gh
as $4 or $5 million. However, a side benefit of t he lighting modifications could be t he raising of li ght levels to
new requirement s for night color television for footbal l .
As you will recall, all other types of dome structures and
mechanical systems proposed in the past have been estimated
at $15 to $18 million.
�HEERY AND HEERY· Fli'JCH. ALEXANDER, BARNES. ROTHSCHILD.AND PASCHAL
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr .
April 10, 1967
Page 2
This new approach would not only be less objectionable aesthetically, but could be utilized as a permanent-type roof,
should the Authority subsequently find it desirable to
install a heating a nd air conditioning system and plan to
leave the roof in place for extended periods of time or
permanently. The probable cost for a heating and air conditioning system for the stadium would run between $5 and
$6 million, which would still give Atlanta a far better
barga in than the Houston stadium, which cost some $38 million and is substantially smaller in both seating capacity
and dimension than the Atlanta Stadium .
We believe that this design may be an answer to your desire
to assure f a ns traveling to Atlanta Stadium from cities
throughout the Southeast that scheduled events will be
played on the scheduled dates.
Sincerely yours ,
HEERY AND HEERY - FI NCH ALEXANDER BARNES ROTHSCHILD & PASCHAL
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Ruder & Finn, Inc.
Suite 2015
34 Peachtree, N. W.
Atlanta, Ga.
30303
(404)
577-1600
For:
Heery & Heery and Finch, Alexander,
Barnes, Rothschild, & Paschal
A giant umbrella raised in less than three hours may be in the
works for Atlanta Stadium.
Proposed to Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen today was an historic
first--an air-supported stadium roof project costing less than one third
that for previous similar projects.
The plastic umbrella, going up or down according to the weather,
could become a model for other stadium structures in the country.
Its
development resulted from the joint efforts of the architects who
designed Atlanta Stadium and a Buffalo, N. Y., manufacturing company.
Architects George T. Heery of Heery & Heery and James H. Finch
of Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild& . Paschal presented Mayor Ivan
Al l en , J r . thei r s olution to a s tadi um dome to assure fair weather for
all a t hle ti c c ontes t s and other e vent s at Atl a nta Stadium .
"The b eauty of th is typ e o f c overi n g ," th e arch itec t s said, "i s
its flexibility .
We can hav e s unsh i n e for o u r grass in f a ir weather
and still provide complete protec t ion for fans wh e n e v er t he rai n s come."
The unique design will give Atlanta the larg~st protected playing
field in the world, exceeding by far Houston's celebrated Astrodome
in si.z e and spec tator capacity.
�- Page 2 A 300-foot tall telescoping mast in the center of the field
would raise the roof into place, and then would retract into a
missile type "silo" leaving the stadium covered and ready for use
in only three hours erection time.
Mayor Allen had requested the architect's study, seeking a
way to cover Atlanta Stadium without the expense and problems
rn;;g un t§r~g "t1y Houston with its p
rm n
nt:. dom
.
"Atlanta 's weather is unusually good," he had pointed out,
both ba seball and football.
" f or
We we r e looking for a de vice to assure
Atlanta fans and those who travel from Southeaste r n c iti es t hat
they would see the scheduled conte s ts . "
Heating and cooling will still be p oss i ble under th e umbre ll a
arrangement, if the Atlanta Stadium Authority feels the expense is
justified.
However, a ventilation system will b e a part of the
original project that will maintain comfortable conditions for the 3-4
hours of expected periods of u se.
The plastic roof initially will demand modifications of lighting,
portal v estibules and other work which will run the total cost to
four to five million dollars.
But this compares with a $15 - 18 million
figure for dome structures and mechancial systems proposed in the past.
Houston Stadium was constructed with dome at a cost of about $38
million, and is over 100 feet smal le r than Atlanta Stadium, wi th 10,000
less seating capacity.
�- Page 3 -
Construction cost of Atlanta Stadium was $18 million, including
land,
financing cost and other fees connected with the revenue bond.
The new umbrella dome would give Atlanta the world's largest
roof span with approximately 740 feet in diameter, free of obstruction.
Various forms of design since the early 1920's in Germany have
flirted with oval coverings, beginning with the Zeiss-Dywidag method
extending to the Union dome in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1958--at
that time the largest dome ever built, measuring 394· feet in diameter
and rising to 116 feet.
The Buffalo, N. Y.,
firm who participated in the Atlanta
proposal, estimates the roof system, ventilation system and air
support equipment will probably cost $1½ to $2 million, excluding the
lighting changes.
A byproduct of the lighting modification would be raising of
light level to ideal requirements for night color television.
�.
From:
Ruder & Finn, Inc.
Suit.e 2015
34 Peachtree, N. W.
Atlanta, Ga.
30303
(404)
577-1600
For:
Heery & Heery and Finch, Alexander,
Barnes, Rothschild, & Paschal
A giant umbrella raised in less than three hours may be in the
works for Atlanta Stadium.
Proposed to Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen today was an historic
first--an air-supported stadium roof project costing less than one third
that for previous similar projects.
The plastic umbrella, going up or down according to the weather,
could become a model for other stadium structures in the country.
Its
de v elopment resulted from the joint efforts of the architects who
des i gned Atlanta Stadium and a Buffalo, N. Y., manufacturing company .
Architects George T. Heery of Heery
of Finch , Alex ander, Barnes, Rothschild
&
&
Heery and James H. Fi nch
Paschal presented May or I v an
Allen, Jr . their solution to a stadi um dome to assure fair weath er for
al l athletic co n tests a n d other events at Atlanta Stadium.
"The beauty of t h is t ype of cove r ing , " the a r chitect s s a i d , ".i s
its fl e x ibility.
We c a n have s unsh ine for our g r ass in £a ir weath e r
a nd still provide compl ete p ro tec tion fo r f an s whenever th e r a ins come. "
The unique desi g n will g ive At l a n ta th e l a r ge s t protec t ed play ing
field in the wo r ld, exceeding by far Hou s t on's celeb ~ated Astrodome
i n size and spec tator capacity.
�- Page 2 -
A 300-foot tall telescoping mast in the center of the field
would raise the roof into place, and then would retract into a
missile type "silo" leaving the stadium covered and ready for use
in only three hours erection time.
Mayor Allen had requested the architect's study, seeking a
way to cover Atlanta Stadium without the expense and problems
encountered by Houston with its permanent dome.
"Atlanta's weather is unusually good," he had pointed out, "for
both baseball and football.
We were looking for a device to assure
Atlanta fans and those who travel from Southeastern cities that
they would see the scheduled contests."
Heating and cooling will still be possible under the umbrella
arrangement, if the Atlanta Stadium Authority feels the expense is
justified.
However, a ventilation system will be a part of the
original project that will maintain comfortable conditions for the 3-4
hours of expected periods of use.
The plastic roof initially will demand modifications of lighting,
portal vestibules and other work which will run the total cost to
four to five million dollars.
But this compares with a $15 - 18 million
figure for dome structures and mechancial systems proposed in the past.
Houston Stadium was constructed with dome at a cost of about $38
million, and is over 100 feet smaller than Atlanta Stadium , with 10 , 000
less seating capacity.
�- Page 3 -
Construction cost of Atlanta Stadium was $18 million, including
land, financing cost and other fees connected with the revenue bond.
The new umbrella dome would give Atlanta the world's largest
roof span with approximately 740 feet in diameter, free of obstruction.
Various forms of design since the early 1920's in Germany have
flirted with oval coverings, beginning with the Zeiss-Dywidag method
extending to the Union dome in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1958--at
that time the largest dome ever built, measuring 384 feet in diameter
and rising to 116 feet.
The Buffalo, N. Y., firm who participated in the Atlanta
proposal, estimates the roof system, ventilation system and air
support equipment will probably cost $1½ to $2 million, excluding the
lighting changes.
A byproduct of the lighting modification would be raising of
light level to ideal requirements for night color television.
�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of CONSTRUCTION
301 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia,
30303
RAY A. NIXON
R. G . AARON
CHIEF OF C ONS TRUCTI ON
ENGINEER OF BRIDGES
R. W. RESPESS
ASST. CHIEF OF CONSTRUCTION
R. H. MORRISS
April 10, 1967
ASST. CHIEF OF CON STRUCT I ON
Mr. Ray A. Nixon
Chief of Construction
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Subject:
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Dear Mr. Nixon:
You asked for my comments on the proposed air-supported covering
on the Atlanta Stadium, and I would think that the following
information would be necessary before one could fairly judge the
above structure:
1.
The material used and the life expectancy.
2.
The noise of the inflating equipment.
3.
The number of men that it takes to erect and take down
the covering, as they would have to be trained people
on a regular payroll in order to function efficiently.
4.
For an ingress and egress for a large number of people
the method of controlling the pressure for keeping the
dome supported.
I am afraid this is not of much help, but I believe the information
would be necessary before one could make a recommendation.
Yours truly,
R. G. Aaron
Engineer of Bridges
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�HEERY AND HEERY· FINCH. ALEXANDER. BARNES. ROTHSCHILD.AND PASCHAL
Sud e
Associated Architec ts
700
West Peac htree Street,/\( E.
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April 11, 1967
Mrs. Ann Moses
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ann:
Upon r eturning to my office yesterday , I discovered
that the enclosed drawing h a d been left out of the
set given to the Mayor. Would you please add it
to his set.
Bes t re g ards.
Sincerely yours ,
HEERY A~
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much f'or your note i-egardiJag the .n ame
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�March 9, 1967
The Honorable hrMtrong Smith
Senate of Georgia
State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia
De r Senator Smith!
luticm obi c:fing to th pro
bill
to incri
the m_.,__ of th Stadium Authority hos
been passed by the Board of Ald
en of th City of
tlanta, ard it ls my undnttrandin9 that G slmil
obi etlon
voiced by the Commi io rs of Fut
County.
Th attached r
I wbscribe to this tlon by igning th attach
resolution, d I
glad ·to bav · th opportunity to
my posl tion.
Sincer
ly,
Ivan Allen,
Mayor
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CITY OF ATLANTA - FULTON COUNTY RECREATION AUTHORITY
Construction Fund
Receipts & Disbursements
RECEIPTS
Sale of Bonds
Interest Earned
Atlanta Falcons (Seats)
State of Georgia (Reimbursement)
Miscellaneous
18,145,722.00
311,013.00
92,577.00
64,675.00
25,212.00
Total Funds Available
18,639,199.00
EXPENDITURES
Thompson & Street
Nelson, Farber & Franson
Land
Debt Service
Architect and Engineering Fees
Revenue Fund
Furnishings, Carpeting &
Field Equipment
Administrative & Bond Issuance
Concession Construction
Signs, Turnstiles, Ticket Boxes,
Landscaping
Total Expenditures
Balance Construction Fund
13,827,500.00
479,350.00
1,729,591.00
888,705.00
845,050.00
250,000.00
134,220.00
201,284.00
84,255.00
160,090.00
18,600,045.00
39,154.00
�COMPARATIVE STADIA INFORMATION
TOTAL
COST
LOCATION
SEATING
BASEBALL
CAPACITY
FOOTBALL
PARKING
CAPACITY
Washington, D. C.
45,000
50,000
10,000
$24,000,000
St. Louis
50,000
50,000
7,400
28,000,000
Oakland
50,000
53,000
8,000
30,000,000
New York (Shea)
55,000
60,000
8,300
25,000,000*
Atlanta
51,000
58,850
4,000
18,000,000
Cincinnati
51,000
55,000
4,500
27,000,000**









No land cost
Estimated
�COMPARISON OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN CITIES AND :tv1'...AJOR LEAGUE TEAMS
STADIUM RENTAL
CONCESSIONS
City gets 5% of first million paid
admissions, 7% on million to
1,500,000 and 10% on over
1,500,000. (Contract same as
Milwaukee.)
City gets from 10% to
16.5%, dependin 6 on
volume.
Baltimore
City gets $75,000 or 7% of paid
admissions, whichever is greater.
City gets 10%
Cleveland
City gets $60,000 basic rental
against 7% of paid admissions,
whichever is greater.
City gets 45%. (Equipment paid for by City.)
Housten
City gets $562,500 to $747,000,
depending on income.
City retains all
concessions.
Kansas City
Lease signed at end of 1963 season
(lease non-cancellable prior to end
of 1967 season) Provides: for 1963
and 1964 $1 per year rental; for
1965 through 1967 $1 per year plus
5% of all paid admissions if attendance exceeds 950,000.
City gets
Atlanta
Earlier lease provided $1,000 rent
plus 5% of paid admissions but was
cancellable by Athletics if paid
admissions fell below 850,000.
OTHER
Parking remains
with Staciium
Authority.
Authority gets 10%
of any pay TV.
(sarue as New York)
7½%.
�COMPARISON OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN CITIES AND :MAJOR LEAGUE TEA,•iS
Page Two
STADIUh RENTAL
CONCESSIONS
Los Angeles
(Dodgers)
City gave Walter O'Malley 328 acres
of downtown property. City built
access roads. No rental charged.
Dodgers get all.
Milwaukee
Same as Atlanta.
Same as Atlanta.
Minnesota
City gets
7%
of paid admissions.
New York
Rental is $450,000, decreasing
(Shea Stadium) $20,000 annually during contract
Oakland
In third year City would get
OTHER
Dodgers get all of
parking.
City gets 10%.
!viets get all.
City gets 10% of
any pay TV.
To be negotiated.
$125,000. (This was offer - no team
yet.)
San Francisco
Washington
City gets $125,000 or 5% of paid
admissions, whichever is greater.
Lease is for three years.
·city gets ~65,000 or 7% of paid
admissions, whichever is g reater.
3iants 6 et all.
City g ets 13%.
City gets 85.1%
up to $ 300,000;
95.1% thereover
of p arking .
�Table 2
ANTICIPATED FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF PROPOSED ATLANTA STADIUM
(Third Year of Stadium Operation)
OPERATING REVENUE
Stadium Rental:
Major league baseball
Professional football
College football
High school football
Other
Total Stadium Rental
$165,000
176, 400
28,750
18,750
18,00 0
$406,900
Concessions:
Major league baseball
$ 70,000
25,200
Professional football
3,740
College football
6 ,15 0
High school football
4,500
Other
Total Concession Income
$1 09,590
Parking (incl. bus parking):
Major league baseball
Professiona l foot ball
College foot ball
High school football
Other
Tot al Parking In come
$159,000
23,220
2,660
27,730
29,820
Other Re·ve nue
Stadium club rental
Advertising
Office rent
Tot al Other Revenue
$19,250
20,000
40,250
$242 , 430
$ 79,500
TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE
OPERATING EXPENSES
S a laries and wages
Operations and
administr a tive expenses
$838 , 420
$ 81,500
15 6 ,500
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES
$ 238,000
N ET OPERATING INCOME BEFORE
INTEREST AND DEPRECIATION
$6 00,420
4 - 2
�INCOME STATEMENT
CITY OF ATLANTA - FULTON COUNTY RECREATION AUTHORITY
For Year Ended November 1, 1966
REVENUE:
Lease Income
Baseball
Football
Stadium Club Rental
Special Events
224,561.78
178,565.91
2,000.00
50,986.41
456,114.10
198,771.18
9,841.03
207,282.55
Concessions
Interest & Miscellaneous
Parking Lot
872,008.86
EXPENSE:
ADMINISTRATIVE & GENERAL
Salaries and Wages
Legal & Accounting
Office Supplies & Exp.
Telephone
Trustee Fees
Security Personnel
Insurance
Utilities
Other Administration Expense
Auto Allowance
26,246.68
24,635.55
1,499.96
1,035.01
6,409.85
15,422.26
10,885.88
71,292.18
22,956.07
1 ,5 00.00
181,883.44
STADIUM OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE
Salarie.s and Wages
Repairs, Equip., Supplies
Falcon Cont. Game Expense
Other
45,949.59
31,386.91
8,531.56
24,172.00
110,040.06
PARKING LOT OPERATION
AND MAINT ENANCE
Sal a ri e s and Wage s
Other
42 , 785.77
5, 61 3. 70
48,399 . 47
340,322 . 97
TOTAL EXPENSES
NET REVENUES
531,685.89
�BOND INTEREST AND PRINCIPLE FUND
IMPROVEMENT RESERVE FUND
481,685.89
50,000.00
531,685.89
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�CITY OF ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY
RECREATION AUTHORITY
REVENUE FUND
REVENUE
Operating Budget
1966-67 Fiscal Year
(REVISED)
1965-66
Actual
Revenues
1966-67
Projected
Revenues
INCOME FROM OTHER FUNDS
LEASE INCOME
Baseball (Estimated attendance
of 1,700,000 at average price
of 2.20 X 1,000,000 X 5%
2.20 X 500,000 X 7%
2.20 X 200,000 X 10%)
Football (Estimated attendance
of 50,000 at average price
of 5,50 X 7 home games=
$1,925,000 X 10%)
Soccer (Estimated attendance
of 160,000 at average price
of 3,39 X 7½%)
231,000
224,561.78
192,500
178,565,91
_40,680
464,180
403,127.69
CONCESSION INCOME
Baseball (Estimated attendance
of 1,700,000 X .90 per
individual = $1,530 ,000)
Football (Estimated attendance
of 350,000 X .50 = $175,000
Soccer (Estifuated attendance
of 160,000 X .50 = $80,000
Total concessions of
1,7'8 5,000 X 16½%=
PARKING LOT INCOkE
Baseball (Estimated 1200
cars per game@ 1.00 =
1200 X 75 days =
(Estimated 2400
cars per game@ .75 =
1800 X 75 days=
Football (Estimated 3800
cars per game@ 1.00 X
7 games==
294,525
294,525
198,771.18
90,000
135;000
181,290.55
26,600
25,992.00
�Soccer (Es timated 2500 cars
per game@ 1.00 X 16 games=
40,000
Bus Parking
2,000
293,600
207,282.55
STADIUM CLUB RENTAL
4,000
4,000
2,000.00
50,000
50,000
50,986.41
OTHER REVENUES
(Revenue from activities
other than long term lease
agreements based on 1966
experience)
INTEREST & ~ITSCELLANEOUS
9,841.03
Total Revised 1966-67 Revenue Estimate
Due to New Contractual Agreements
1,106,305
1966-67 Estimated Budget Revenue
829,475
Total Estimated Increase
276,830
- 2-
872.008.86
�CITY OF ATLANTA - FULTON COUNTY RECREATION AUTHORITY
Comparative Statement Of Actual Expenses
For 1965-66 And Projected Expenses For 1966-67
1965-66
1966-67
· Actual Expense
Projected
Expense
ADMINISTRATIVE & GENERAL
Salaries and Wages
Legal & Accounting
Office Supplies & Exp.
Telephone
Trustee Fees
Security Personnel
Insurance
Utilities
Other Admin. Exp.
Auto Allowance
26,246,68
31,431.00
19,200.00
2,500.00
1,200.00
8,000.00
16,206.00
28,475.00
92,000.00
6,000.00
1,500.00
24,635.55
1,499,96
1,035.01
6,409.85
15,422.26
10,885.88
71,292.18
22,956,07
1,500.00
206,512.00
181,883.44
STADIUM OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE
Salaries and Wages
Repair~ Equi?, SuppL
Falcon Con~ Game Ex~
Othe r
59,278,00
29,020.00
17,500.00
56,000.00
45,949,59
31,386.91
8,531.56
24,172.00
110,040.06
161, 798.00
PARKING LOT OPERATION
AND MAINTENANCE
Salaries and Wages
Other
TOTALS -
42 ,78 5.77
5 , 613.70
47 ,0 70.00
5,000.00
48 ,399,47
52,070.00
$340,322.97
$420,380.00
�r
Projected Parking Revenue
From Proposed Additional Parking
At Atlanta Stadium
Tract No. 1 - East of Stadium (3289 spaces)
Baseball 2000 cars X
50¢ X 75 .events
Football 3289 cars X $1.00 X 7 events
Soccer
Total For Year
= 75,000.00
=
23,023.00
98,023.00
j'_ra~t No. 2 - South of Stadium (1008 spaces)
Baseball 1008 cars X
75¢ X 75 events
Football 1008 cars X $1.00 X 7 events
Soccer
Total For Year
= 56,700.00
= 7,056.00
63,756.00
Tract No, 3 - West of Stadium (1394 spaces)
Baseball 1394 cars X
50¢
Football 1394 cars X $1.00
Soccer
Total For Year
X
X
75 events = 52,275.00
7 events = 9.,758.00
62,033.00
�January 30, 1967
Mr. Jos ph D. Figliola, Director
Memorial Auditorium
City of Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14202
Dear Mr. Figliola:
This will cknowledge r ceipt of your letter of January 27th
addree ed to Ivan Allen. Jr.• M yor of Atlanta.
We r referring your lett r to Mr. Sidney Sc; rborough.
Atlanta S dium Manager. with a reque t that he furnleh you
the inform tion you d ire.
Sine rely your •
R . E rl Landere
dministr tiv A •i tant
REL:lp
CC: Mr. Sidn y Scarborough

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