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Old 11-11-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Braves Country
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I just heard this on MLB network. Being that I live in Cobb county, this is great! However, another blow to the city of Atlanta. What will happen to Turner Field and the surrounding area? That was about the only thing positive in that whole area. The surrounding neighborhoods are horrible and it looks like they will stay that way now.

On a positive note... At least you can walk to the park (when they move in 2017) without being harassed for money. Access will be better in Cobb and maybe the move will rid the team of the hex or voodoo that has plagued them for so long!!

GO BRAVES!!! And WELCOME TO COBB!!
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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Will this help or hurt home values in Smyrna?
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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The Braves' lease at Turner Field being up after the 2016 season probably played a part in the move, too.

Just imagine, though; a minor-leaguer gets to advance from Gwinnett to Cobb.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Braves Country
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This will be a traffic nightmare!

Not really. 75 north has always been crowded. 285 NW the same. CCT will probably have to expand. Could be better for traffic in the NW corridor if they do. The Braves might be the catalyst to start the ball rolling.

And lets face it, Turner Field was in a crappy part of the city and everyone knows it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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This is dumb. I have a challenge for you all. If most of the games start around 7pm try driving 285 west from 85 and try driving 75 north from downtown at 5:30pm. Now add 40k additional people to those roads lol. If you are going to build it in the suburbs at least build it at the old Doraville plant on the Marta line.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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I guess we can forget about that train going to the Braves stadium now
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Hate to see Turner Field go dark. What will it even be used for now? Weren't they just talking about bringing a MARTA line or light-rail line to the stadium and redeveloping that entire area? I'm shocked and disappointed in the decision. Suburban stadiums are horrible IMO.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There are a lot of nature preserves and environmentally sensitive areas right in that area.

I am curious exactly where this is going to be.

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Old 11-11-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I guess the talk of the Maglev line and surrounding development were last ditch efforts to keep the Braves in the city.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Braves Country
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This is dumb. I have a challenge for you all. If most of the games start around 7pm try driving 285 west from 85 and try driving 75 north from downtown at 5:30pm. Now add 40k additional people to those roads lol. If you are going to build it in the suburbs at least build it at the old Doraville plant on the Marta line.
Probably the better spot no doubt. I'm sure some politics were involved since this news came out of nowhere. Maybe the old GM plant site is where the Hawks are going to move!
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