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    Nice graphic!

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    graffy, do you have a link to that map? It's great, and I want to share it.

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    New location.


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    Had always thought that if the Olympics had not been in Atlanta in 1996, then a new ballpark would not have been in downtown. But with the games, it made it a convenient thing to do to just move the Braves into that park. Still though, big surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadduxFanII View Post
    graffy, do you have a link to that map? It's great, and I want to share it.

    It's all here.

    http://homeofthebraves.com/overview/

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    YES!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossy View Post
    YES!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCowboy View Post
    Had always thought that if the Olympics had not been in Atlanta in 1996, then a new ballpark would not have been in downtown. But with the games, it made it a convenient thing to do to just move the Braves into that park. Still though, big surprise.
    My thought as well. The city of Atlanta got a two-fer in the Olympic construction.

    Who is footing the bill for the new stadium?

    I've only driven through Atlanta, but I've read that the transportation/parking situation at Turner is really terrible.

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    The #Braves plan to move to Cobb involves $450M in private $$ arranged by county and $200M from team. Via: @bluestein

    Mark Bowman ‏@mlbbowman 2m
    According to the #Braves, Turner Field needs $150M in infrastructure work. But real issue seems to be location (traffic and parking)
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    What does "private $$ arranged by county" mean? No taxpayer money?

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    This ... is crazy. City of Atlanta really **** the bed -- what's the point of driving downtown now?

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    I echo the sentiment that this is good news financially for the Braves. Still, it will be sad to see the Ted go, and much too soon. Say what you want about the area or getting there, but it's a great place to watch a baseball game.

    Also, one thing that sucks about this is that I won't be able to hang around downtown as much when I go see a game. That was always a highlight of making the pilgrimmage out there.
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    I actually live right off Cumberland Blvd, and I of course love the Braves, so this announcement is a pretty big deal to me.

    I'm finding myself kind of torn, though.

    On one side, awesome. While I actually really like Turner Field aesthetically, and there's not a bad view in the house (that I've found, anyway), anyone who's been to a game can probably agree that the logistics of getting there, and actual safety around the neighborhood, is really bad. And I like the idea of being within walking distance of watching a Braves game.

    That being said, anyone who's been around the Cumberland/Vinings area could easily tell you that this will NOT be an upgrade in terms of gameday traffic. A friend of mine who's lived here longer than me still refuses to get on Cobb Parkway that much, because it's already pretty much gridlocked all day, every day. And they're putting it RIGHT ON that road!? I don't know who thought that was a good idea. Figures that they want it to be right off the interstate, but geez. This is not going to be pretty, folks.

    If they wanted to build a new stadium, I really wish they'd gone for a location more like what they did for the Gwinnett Braves. Unless most of that red space on the map is going to be parking, the ease of going to a game is not going to be any better. In fact, it might even get worse. I hope they have some grand plan up their sleeve, because otherwise, I find myself getting skeptical by the minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheresmykayak View Post
    That being said, anyone who's been around the Cumberland/Vinings area could easily tell you that this will NOT be an upgrade in terms of gameday traffic. A friend of mine who's lived here longer than me still refuses to get on Cobb Parkway that much, because it's already pretty much gridlocked all day, every day. And they're putting it RIGHT ON that road!? I don't know who thought that was a good idea. Figures that they want it to be right off the interstate, but geez. This is not going to be pretty, folks.

    If they wanted to build a new stadium, I really wish they'd gone for a location more like what they did for the Gwinnett Braves. Unless most of that red space on the map is going to be parking, the ease of going to a game is not going to be any better. In fact, it might even get worse. I hope they have some grand plan up their sleeve, because otherwise, I find myself getting skeptical by the minute.
    Where is the nearest MARTA spur? Would have to believe that (although this is not being mentioned yet) we'll see a MARTA line at or near the stadium.

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    About had a heart attack when I first saw the headline on ESPN saying "Braves relocating".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Where is the nearest MARTA spur? Would have to believe that (although this is not being mentioned yet) we'll see a MARTA line at or near the stadium.
    Nowhere close, and no mention of adding anything, save the awful Cobb buses. Making this a mandatory car destination just seems irresponsible and short-sighted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Where is the nearest MARTA spur? Would have to believe that (although this is not being mentioned yet) we'll see a MARTA line at or near the stadium.
    There have been talks of a MARTA line to Cobb for years, but Cobb has always rejected the idea. With this coming, they may be more willing to consider it.

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    Any chance for a retractable roof? I see no mention of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyYoung31 View Post
    That was always a highlight of making the pilgrimmage out there.
    Hmmmm, didn't realize how great of a poster you were until just now.
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    I would think they have to put a MARTA line directly to the new stadium or like others have said traffic/parking will be just as bad. I currently live on the southside so I am a little bummed about this plus I think the TED is a pretty good stadium.

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