Moderated by Tom Sabulis
The Atlanta Braves made shocking news Monday when it announced the team planned to move Atlanta’s major league baseball franchise to Cobb County in time for the 2017 season. With its lease expiring at Turner Field, the team apparently has negotiated an investment of $450 million in public money from Cobb County to help pay for the new stadium. We hear from the team and supporters and critics of the deal.
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Great move for jobs and growth
John Schuerholz, president of the Atlanta Braves
Today, I would like to announce that the Atlanta Braves will build a new ballpark, which will open for the 2017 major league baseball season.
The new location is a short distance from downtown Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and I-285.
Our lease at Turner Field expires in three short years, but in addition to that, we wanted to find a location that is great for our fans, makes getting to and from the stadium much easier and provides a first-rate