• Braves: Relocating to Cobb County in 2017

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Nov 11, 2013
    The Braves announced on Monday that they are planning to build a state-of-the-art ballpark that will open in Cobb County, about 14 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, in time for the start of the 2017 season. He adds that the team has not signed a contract with Cobb County, but he's "100 percent certain it will happen." The Braves announced Monday morning that they'll abandon Turner Field, which opened in 1997, and play at a new facility starting in 2017. Built on 60 acres of land near the northwest intersection of Interstates 75 and 285 "the heart of Braves country," apparently a new ballpark will be financed in a team partnership with Cobb County. But improvements to Turner Field would not have changed its location, which the Braves believe is why they've struggled to draw fans they finished 13th of 30 teams in 2013 despite being a consistent winner. Unfortunately, that massive investment would not do anything to improve access or the fan experience," team president John Schuerholz said in a video statement at HomeoftheBraves.com.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Cobb County Taxpayers Won't Get A Say On Funding The Braves' Stadium

      Funny thing, this: A new Braves stadium in Cobb County was announced as basically a done deal, without mentioning how much public money would go toward it, or asking taxpayers for their approval. The answer to the former is apparently "a lot."…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Braves moving to Cobb County in shocking move

      The Braves are moving to Cobb County. They have their reasons but lots of people will be upset.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Atlanta Braves plan new stadium in Cobb County, Ga. for 2017 — when Turner Field turns 20 years old

      The Atlanta Braves franchise is moving again. Not back to Milwaukee, or Boston — where it started — just to Cobb County, in Atlanta's northern suburbs. The Braves announced Monday morning that they'll abandon Turner Field, which opened in 1997, and play…
      Sources: yahoo.com MLB.com
    • Braves Announce Plans To Leave Atlanta For Cobb County

      As first reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, the Atlanta Braves will announce their intention to leave the 16-year-old Turner Field for a new stadium in Cobb County, Georgia, when their stadium lease expires after the 2016 season.Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com

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