Braves release more details of new suburban park

by AP

alt

The Braves' new 41,500-seat stadium in Cobb County is scheduled to open in 2017. (Braves)


ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have released renderings of their new stadium in suburban Cobb County, which will seat 41,500 and include plenty of revenue-generating amenities around the ballpark.

The Braves say the proposed stadium will be the hub of a "play, work, stay" destination that includes shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as a boutique hotel, office space and approximately 500 residences.

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.

The city of Atlanta is considering proposals for the Braves' current home, including one from Georgia State University to convert 50,000-seat Turner Field into a smaller college football stadium.



More Local

Person: Today’s young people also have wrongs to right

Freedom Rider Charles Person says today’s young people still have the opportunity to make America a better place. Person and fellow Fr ... Read More


High-speed Internet will bring local growth

Last week, AT&T announced that it would be bringing its super fast U-Verse with Gigapower to Newnan. The all-fiber network will deliver ... Read More


Cowetans’ info likely on stolen laptop

Information on Cowetans who get state help for mental disabilities may have been on a laptop stolen last month. The good news is that &ndash ... Read More


Community Foundation begins fundraising

It has been a slow start, but the Coweta Community Foundation is now launching its 2014 campaign, “Reaching Together to Make a Differe ... Read More


Old Madras school to be demolished

A long-standing structure on Highway 29 will be demolished. The Coweta County School System is tearing down the old Madras Elementary School ... Read More

Meriwether reports identical jury duty scam

On Wednesday, the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office received reports on a number of “missed jury duty” scam attempts in M ... Read More