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Chairman wants to advertise for Braves stadium builder, overseer
Lee: ‘I would imagine by May we’ll be selecting somebody’
March 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finalists chosen for Braves’ development
$400M mixed-use project planned for stadium
February 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb moving ahead with shuttle plans for new Braves stadium
The county is moving forward with creating a shuttle service to help with traffic in preparation for the new Atlanta Braves stadium expected to open in 2017.
February 12, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves become Cobb taxpayers
Team closes land deal for new stadium; Schuerholz: ‘It’s absolute perfect site’
January 25, 2014 12:05 AM | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb to have hearings on tax districts for Braves
Commissioners expected to vote on tax districts Feb. 25
January 15, 2014 12:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves president details ball club’s move to Cobb Co.
Braves meeting this week with design finalists for new stadium
January 09, 2014 12:17 AM | 3 3 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves, Cobb set to handle safety needs, officials say
Director’s resignation letter accuses county of lacking resources in security
January 08, 2014 12:30 AM | 9 9 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves shock metro area with move to Cobb
Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz dropped a bombshell the morning of Nov. 11 by announcing his baseball franchise wanted to leave Turner Field for Cobb County in 2017. The plan, which had be...
December 31, 2013 09:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta official’s Braves comments spark ire with Cobb County leaders
Remarks made by a high-ranking member of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration calling the Atlanta Braves the “Cobb Crackers” and the “Smyrna (expletive)” are not sitting well with county leaders.
December 20, 2013 12:52 AM | 7 7 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed-use project OK’d near Braves’ new stadium
A parcel once targeted as a site for the tallest building in Cobb will now be a mixed-use project designed to blend in with other developments surrounding the future home of the Braves.
December 18, 2013 12:01 AM | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves move to Cobb spurs debate over race, status
For the Braves, abandoning downtown Atlanta for the suburbs means moving closer to the team’s fan base and developing money-making restaurants and amenities. Team officials say it’s simply good bus...
December 14, 2013 11:07 PM | 13 13 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group requests BoC answer questions on Braves deal
MARIETTA — A coalition of 11 citizens groups seeking greater transparency on the Braves stadium deal has sent a letter to Cobb County Commissioners requesting answers to its questions. The Board of...
December 13, 2013 11:50 PM | 14 14 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee to roll out communication plan for Braves
County spokesman Robert Quigley said his goal is to have a link on the county’s website where all Braves-related documents can be found. He also intends to post a schedule with regular updates, whi...
December 10, 2013 11:22 PM | 5 5 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ted Turner wants namesake ballpark as green space
Ted Turner told The Associated Press in a recent interview that if Turner Field has to be demolished, he'd like to see the area become green space.
December 10, 2013 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coalition seeks to oust Cobb commissioners over Braves vote
Tea party groups have built an alliance that even includes activists like Cobb resident Rich Pellegrino, who frequently leads liberal and progressive causes in the GOP-leaning county. “The labels h...
December 09, 2013 12:11 AM | 24 24 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development, Braves move ‘coincidental,’ firm VP says
The vice president of a development firm planning a large mixed-use development says it’s a coincidence the project popped up on a county agenda after the Braves announced their move to Cobb.
December 01, 2013 07:17 AM | 10 10 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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BRT proposal nixed from memorandum of understanding between Braves, commissioners
County Chairman Tim Lee said he only wanted to include the projects that could be completed by the time the ballpark opens in 2017.
November 29, 2013 07:08 PM | 6 6 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agreement caps Cobb's responsibility for Braves stadium capital maintenance at $35 million
Braves executive vice president of business operations for the BravesMike Plant describes capital maintenance costs by using the example of taking a building and turning it upside down. The items t...
November 29, 2013 07:03 PM | 6 6 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheers overwhelm boos before historic 4-1 vote
Of the 23 residents who spoke during a public comment period before Tuesday’s vote, about nine were either against the stadium deal or wanted the vote to be postponed. Thirteen spoke in favor of th...
November 27, 2013 02:38 AM | 13 13 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb commissioners vote 4-1 to finance new Braves stadium
Lee: Stadium dirt to move by fall ’14; Lone dissenter Lisa Cupid: 'I will not ever be bullied'
November 26, 2013 09:32 PM | 44 44 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioner not surprised by negative tone of questions at Braves town hall
On the eve a historic vote deciding whether to finance a $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves, Commissioner Bob Ott calmly faced a crowd of about 230 people who shared concerns ranging from ...
November 26, 2013 12:06 AM | 26 26 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheers, boos, heckles heard during Birrell, Cupid meetings
Cheerleaders and naysayers were pulling out all the stops to influence Cobb’s elected officials on Monday, the eve of a controversial vote that could solidify the $672 million deal to bring the Atl...
November 26, 2013 12:03 AM | 9 9 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exhibit Hall Authority approves Braves financing deal with county
The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with the county and the Atlanta Braves for the financing of the proposed $672 million Braves s...
November 25, 2013 06:20 PM | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chairman denies request to delay Braves stadium deal
Half a dozen people representing diverse political backgrounds delivered a letter to the Cobb Board of Commissioners on Monday morning asking that a Tuesday vote that would move the Atlanta Braves ...
November 25, 2013 04:40 PM | 13 13 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioners to conduct town hall meetings tonight
The Braves are sure to be a subject of focus in both meetings this week.
November 25, 2013 07:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bottom of the ninth for Cobb BOC vote
Lee: Delaying the vote, as some have asked for, would jeopardize the deal.
November 24, 2013 01:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballpark figures: Commission chair cites multiple revenue streams to bankroll stadium, reduce risk
“I tried to come up with several different income revenue streams where any one entity wouldn’t have a significant burden, and it was also by spreading out the different revenue streams, if one of ...
November 24, 2013 12:34 AM | 11 11 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: Braves deal a good one and deserves support
Here’s the deal: a nationally known business wants to relocate to Cobb, bringing with it thousands of jobs, regular favorable coverage in the national media and generating millions of dollars in ne...
November 23, 2013 11:55 PM | 2 2 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goreham ‘surprised’ by support for stadium plan
Commissioner says she’s ‘shocked’ by small number of residents opposing Braves’ move to Cobb in 2017
November 22, 2013 01:11 AM | 17 17 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Warped priorities driving hasty stadium deal
Liberty Media is a publically traded corporation headquartered in Colorado that owns or has an interest in dozens of media and entertainment properties, including the Atlanta Braves. Liberty’s chai...
November 22, 2013 12:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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