MLB: Atlanta Braves plan to move to suburban Cobb County in 2017

November 11, 2013

Athletics

Atlanta Braves plan to move to suburban Cobb County in 2017
A new home. A new beginning. A new opportunity.

Atlanta Braves

For nearly 50 years, the Atlanta Braves have called Atlanta home. We have begun the process to build a new stadium with hopes that the Braves will open the doors to a new world-class ballpark by Opening Day 2017, and we will begin the latest chapter in our history.

Our new home will feature entertainment options, green space and a place to go 365 days a year. Though we will be in a new ballpark, we will continue to be your Atlanta Braves.

Located in Atlanta at the NW intersection of I-75 and I-285, the new stadium will feature multiple transportation corridors, ensuring greater access to watch the Braves play.

From the inside of the stadium to its surrounding area, the experience for our fans will be significantly enhanced. The new stadium will be in the heart of an entertainment district that will be open 365 days a year.

The new stadium will be located near the geographic center of the Braves’ fan base and will offer increased access to the site, enhanced parking opportunities, easier access to and from major roadways with a variety of transportation options.
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Video: Atlanta Braves Braves to Build Stadium That Opens in 2017

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Video:Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 | Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed promises enormous middle-class development at Turner Field
See link below

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/atlanta-mayor-set-to-talk-braves-stadium/nbp6N/

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Video: See the Atlanta Braves message
http://homeofthebraves.com
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new Atlanta Braves Stadium Site
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Video: WSB 2 ABC Atlanta
Atlanta Braves stadium statement

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/sports/braves-president-announces-move-to-cobb-county/vCHzYb/

Video: WSB 2 ABC Atlanta
Raw Video – Braves Stadium Relocation News Conference

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/sports/raw-video-braves-stadium-relocation-news/vCHzrP/

Video: WSB 2 ABC Atlanta
Flying over the Braves new stadium site
http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/newschopper2-over-site-of-new-braves-stadium/vCHzZs/

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Audio link click image below to hear MLB report on the Atlanta Braves stadium move

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Video: Turner Field

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Video: Turner Field tour

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed: Braves move is not done deal

WSB 2 ABC

ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told Channel 2 Action News that the Atlanta Braves relocation to Cobb County is not a done deal.

Channel 2 anchor Justin Farmer was the only television reporter to speak directly with the mayor following the announcement.

The Braves announced Monday morning they will be building a new stadium at Circle 75 and Windy Ridge Parkway, northwest of the Interstate 75 and Interstate 285 interchange.

Reed told Farmer that the property in Cobb County has been identified as a potential site by the Braves, but as not been purchased.

The mayor said the deal would include $450 million in public funding.
The financial package will not go before the Cobb County Commission until Nov. 26, according to Reed.

Reed told Farmer he will speak publicly on Tuesday morning. He also plans to release documents that outline the good faith negotiations the city of Atlanta had with the Braves for more than a year.

“Atlanta’s taxpayers are not going to be responsible for $450 million of taxpayer money to build a new stadium downtown for the Braves,” Reed told Farmer.

Reed reminded Farmer that hotel/motel tax dollars are all the money the city has accounted to build the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

“Given the needs facing our city and the impact of Turner Field stadium on surrounding neighborhoods, that was something I, and many others were unwilling to do. We have been planning for the possibility of this announcement and have already spoken to multiple organizations who are interested in redeveloping the entire Turner Field corridor,” Reed said in a statement released on Monday.

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