Falcons' Arthur Blank says prostate cancer surgery successful

Arthur Blank underwent successful surgery for prostate cancer four weeks ago and is now cancer-free, the Atlanta Falcons owner said Thursday at the Technology Association of Georgia Summit.

Blank will attend next week's NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, spokesperson Brett Jewkes said.

Blank, who turned 73 last September, revealed he had cancer in a statement released last month.

"Over the last several weeks, [fiancée] Angie and I have visited a number of expert doctors and hospitals across the country to identify the best treatment options for me," he said at the time. "I have chosen an aggressive approach that will include surgery, and the overall prognosis is good."

Blank bought the Falcons in 2002. He and the organization are in the process of building the $1.4 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, set to open in the summer of 2017. Atlanta is bidding to host the Super Bowl in 2019 or 2020. The bids will be awarded during the spring league meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May.