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    The Braves are moving to Cobb County


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    Will have to include all the obligatory revenue generating amenities. Only 20 years though?

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    Just saw it myself. Wow, if true.

    Waiting on the AJC or another news organization to report on it.
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    That's a shocker. Turner Field still seems like a new stadium.
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    OK, now the story is legit.

    Talk about coming out of the blue with this one. I mean, not even a whisper. The Braves and the others involved sure did a good job keeping this story quiet. Usually you have a rumor or two starting up. This, for me at least, a huge surprise.
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    It's about time a team realized that there are only 450,000 people in Atlanta and 5.5 million outside the city. This is great news!!
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    So you have the Falcons who are leaving downtown Atlanta, now the Braves. Atlanta residents, you'll have to help me with this question, since I don't live there. I have always heard how much the area near and around downtown are awfully rough. Could this be a reason why they are making this move? I only ask that because
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    Atlanta Braves ‏@Braves 9m

    We are excited to announce plans to build a world-class stadium, which will open in 2017 at the NW intersection of I-75/I-285. #Braves
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCowboy View Post
    So you have the Falcons who are leaving downtown Atlanta, now the Braves. Atlanta residents, you'll have to help me with this question, since I don't live there. I have always heard how much the area near and around downtown are awfully rough. Could this be a reason why they are making this move? I only ask that because
    Can anyone in the Atlanta area add some insight as to what this move will mean for the Braves and their fans? Is this a better location (or more easily accessible) for attracting fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCowboy View Post
    So you have the Falcons who are leaving downtown Atlanta, now the Braves. Atlanta residents, you'll have to help me with this question, since I don't live there. I have always heard how much the area near and around downtown are awfully rough. Could this be a reason why they are making this move? I only ask that because
    The Falcons aren't leaving downtown.

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    I want to echo Crimson's question. For those of us who followed the team through TBS and never lived in the Atlanta area, what does this mean? How does Cobb County compare? And, um, what the hell is Cobb County?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawkchop View Post
    Can anyone in the Atlanta area add some insight as to what this move will mean for the Braves and their fans? Is this a better location (or more easily accessible) for attracting fans?

    It really depends on whether there are some plans in the work for a Cobb County MARTA line. I think that is the main thing the team didn't like about current location. Why bother being downtown if there isn't a viable public transit option? There have been rumors about a MARTA line up 75 starting from the new beltline project.

    I certainly don't think this will hurt attendance (even without a new MARTA line). And you can bet the new stadium won't have 50k seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graffy View Post
    The Falcons aren't leaving downtown.
    Oh, I thought their new stadium was outside downtown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCowboy View Post
    So you have the Falcons who are leaving downtown Atlanta, now the Braves. Atlanta residents, you'll have to help me with this question, since I don't live there. I have always heard how much the area near and around downtown are awfully rough. Could this be a reason why they are making this move? I only ask that because
    What I see happening is another 1 million attendees per year. Secondary benefits would undoubtedly if someway a new TV deal could be negotiated. Will the value of team increase to the point that Liberty would be more inclined to sell. Wonder if Home Depot guy (name escapes me) will get more interested.

    Said on Hot Stove that lease expires on Turner Field in 3 years. For those not aware, Braves rent Turner Field for 10K per year from city of Atlanta. You can bet rent would have been going up.

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    that's very unexpected. For me it will be easier to drive to, but will there be parking? north west corner should be right on hwy 41. I can't think of a large plot of land in that spot that's empty.

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    Metro Atlanta is not what one could call an area of affluence. Most of the population of the surrounding area is centered northeast and north of Atlanta outside the beltlines. Cobb County is the desired area outside the beltline. Most of the players live in Marrietta or Alpharetta tho several live in Peachtree City.

    To be blunt, info for those who do not live or not familiar with Atlanta, Turner Field sits in the midst of a very large ghetto area.

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    Here's a visual that explains why they are moving.

    The new stadium will be situated in the heart of Braves Country. Each red dot on this map represents a ticket sold to a Braves game in 2012


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadduxFanII View Post
    I want to echo Crimson's question. For those of us who followed the team through TBS and never lived in the Atlanta area, what does this mean? How does Cobb County compare? And, um, what the hell is Cobb County?
    It gives better access to those living on the north side of Atlanta especially with 285 and 75. 7:00 starts, however, will be a nightmare for those coming from the south as they will sit in rush hour traffic to make the games.

    This really seems to benefit those living and working north of the perimeter.

    The advantage of Turner being at the hub of I-20 and 75/85 was the flexibility in routes to the stadium.

    Time to invest in hotel real estate near the Galleria.

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