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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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Four bidders emerge on new Braves ballpark construction project

The numbers haven’t been crunched, but we have four bids in for construction of a new Atlanta Braves ballpark, scheduled to open for the 2017 season. The four construction groups submitting bids, in alphabetical order: American Builders, a consortium that includes Mortenson Construction (Minneapolis), Barton Malow (Southfield, Mich.), Brasfield & Gorrie and New South Construction […]

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Salt River Fields earns LEED Gold Certification

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the new spring-training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, achieved a significant milestone and a first for a Major League Baseball facility: It was awarded LEED Gold Certification for New Construction from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The spring-training facility, which opened in February 2011, […]

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Ballpark of the Year: Target Field

It is a ballpark like no other, one with so many hometown touches you expect to find Garrison Keillor handing out hot dish and egg coffee at the front gates. But it’s also a thoroughly modern facility, a ballpark winning praise for its many green features and unique design. The most urban ballpark in the […]

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