We previously reported that Jay-Z was in negotiations to bring his 40/40 sports clubs to select airports across the country, and it looks like one of the selected locations could be Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Jay-Z was in Atlanta this week and the AJC.com snapped this photo of him sharing a meal with Mayor Kasim Reed and Young Jeezy.
According to the 40/40 Club’s Web site, Atlanta is one of the cities listed for expansion, along with Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas.
“Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service, has entered into an agreement with Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club that will bring the exclusive sports bar concept to select airports across the United States,” a news release on the site reads.
The concept would “give travelers access to the elite, modern sports bar to watch the game of their choice in an opulent lounge setting, all without leaving the airport,” it reads.
The club’s name refers to baseball players who hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in a single season; players Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Canseco and Alfonso Soriano all have jerseys hanging in the original New York City location. The original club is slated to shut down for renovation this spring; there’s another location in Atlantic City, N.J.