Cobb County leaders approve Braves stadium deal
Cobb County leaders have approved seven agreements governing the Atlanta Braves' move and plans to build a new stadium.
Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:40 pm EDT
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Cobb County leaders have approved seven agreements governing the Atlanta Braves' move and plans to build a new stadium.
The Cobb County Commission approved the deals during a meeting Tuesday evening in Marietta, a few miles from the proposed site of the new stadium in Atlanta's northwest suburbs.
The commission voted 5-0 on an operating agreement that calls for the Braves to occupy the new stadium for at least 30 years.
The agreements up for a vote included deals with the Braves, the Cumberland Community Improvement District; and the Cobb-Marietta Exhibition Hall Authority.
The county is set to contribute $368 million toward the cost of the $672 million project, with the team providing the remainder of the funding. The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field.
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