Cobb County leaders to consider Atlanta Braves stadium deals

by The Associated Press

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This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)


MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County leaders are expected to consider several agreements related to a new suburban stadium for the Atlanta Braves.

The Cobb County Commission is scheduled to approve the deals when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Marietta, a few miles from the proposed site of the new stadium in Atlanta's northwest suburbs.

The agreements up for a vote include deals with the Braves, the Cumberland Community Improvement District; and the Cobb-Marietta Exhibition Hall Authority. Commissioners are also expected to hire a construction manager to oversee the project.

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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