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“Let me tell you a little secret about this new stadium,” the 31-year-old Clabo said. “I’m going to be long gone by the time we play there.”

William Perry, of Georgia Common Cause, a nonprofit, non-partisan citizen advocacy group, said the public has not been given enough opportunity to weigh in.

“It just seems like there needs to be more dialogue about what the public wants in this whole deal,” Perry said. “It just gives the appearance that this thing is sailing through like a rubber stamp.”

His organization has not taken a position on the proposal.