Overall, the Falcons ranked 23rd in the league in the team guide. Many of those who responded had consistent complaints about not having enough room in a lot of the facilities — “crammed” in the cafeteria, locker room and weight room.
That was released in March. Now, it’s June and the Falcons have announced $30 million in upgrades to address these issues.
“They’re adding a massive two-story strength and conditioning space, building a brand new locker rooms and renovating their dining services area, team president Greg Beadles announced on Wednesday morning.”
I said it when the report dropped, and I’ll say it again. Arthur Blank has long been one of the most prominent and well-respected owners around the NFL, and these issues aren’t some systematic problem like with Dan Snyder and the Washington Commanders.
“This is my opinion, but if Blank knew the players weren’t satisfied, he would’ve likely done something about it. He is like Jerry Jones in that respect. Blank wants his team to have the best resources available, and I would be willing to wager that an announcement for an upgrade to a current facility or an entirely new facility is on the way.”
It took a few months for the Falcons to catch wind of these poor grades and set a plan in motion to correct them. Fans haven’t had much to cheer about in recent years, but they can bet their bottom dollar that Arthur Blank will give his franchise, top to bottom, everything they need to succeed.
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