Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Park for Braves

Turner Field photoThe Braves are moving to the suburbs! Or will be in 2017. Reports swimming around the deal reveal a lot of concerns for their new hosts.


Atlanta Journal-Constitution

@AndyGlockner, Sports Illustrated writer

Neil deMause

Jay Jaffe, Sports Illustrated

You get the point.

Also, Atlanta's mayor, Kasim Reed, announced that the city refused to shoulder the $250 million cost of improving Turner Field, and the poor neighborhood will be the site of a large "middle class" development. They've already committed at least $200 million to fund a new football stadium, less than 20% of the estimated cost.

But how will this truly effect the new location, Cobb County? The AP decided to end any debate -  
"For Cobb County, the benefits of the project are clearly worth any risk."