ATLANTA (AP) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Atlanta likely will have to build a new stadium if it wants to host another Super Bowl.
The Falcons have been pushing for a new facility to replace the 18-year-old Georgia Dome, which hosted the title game in 1994 and 2000. Goodell was in the city to attend a Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Goodell reiterated that his top priorities are securing a new labor agreement and doing all he can to protect the players. The league already has cracked down on helmet-to-helmet hits with hefty fines.
The contract with the players runs out in March. If a new agreement can't be reached, the 2011 season could be in jeopardy.
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