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New for 2017: SunTrust Park

The Atlanta Braves held a groundbreaking this morning for a new Cobb County ballpark and announced the venue’s name: SunTrust Park. The ballpark is the centerpiece of a simultaneously constructed multiuse community, including unique shops, restaurants, offices and residences. “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to partner with a great organization that shares our values for […]

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Simunic, RedHawks exercise contract option

The only manager in Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association) history, Doug Simunic, will be with the team through the 2017 season, as a two-year contract extension was exercised. Simunic signed a three-year extension in 2012, with the potential for a two-year extension. That extension is now in play. “I would like to capture one more […]

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New Braves ballpark hit with lawsuit

Owners of a building next to the proposed Atlanta Braves ballpark development in Cobb County have filed suit against the project — just days before bonds are set to be sold, arguing traffic and noise would negatively impact their property. Attorneys representing Fairly Breezy LLC filed suit in Cobb Superior Court, arguing the county improperly rezoned […]

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New Braves ballpark financing, construction contract approved by Cobb County

Cobb County formally committed to a financing and development plan for a new Atlanta Braves ballpark, including the awarding of a construction contract, but not before protesters were escorted from the meeting. On the agenda at last night’s meeting: a series of seven agreements with the team and community development agencies that will enable construction […]

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Braves: Risk for new ballpark is all ours

Atlanta Braves officials seem pretty comfortable with the idea of taking on almost all the financial risk for a new Cobb County ballpark — an amount in the hundreds of millions. As a combo private development/ballpark, we’re talking about more than a half-billion dollars needed to finance construction and development: $300 million for the mixed-use […]

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