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Old 06-11-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Back to the stadium itself. I've heard some tales about it supposedly being "built into a hill." Can anyone elaborate on this? Like, how high up above the playing field will the highest entrance be?

 
Old 06-11-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Back to the stadium itself. I've heard some tales about it supposedly being "built into a hill." Can anyone elaborate on this? Like, how high up above the playing field will the highest entrance be?
Yes. Originally, they were going to put it close to where Windy Ridge crosses I-75, across the road from the Boy scouts building, and visible from the highway. That location is at the top of a small hill.

The groups the Braves hired to come up with the stadium plan decided it would be better to build the stadium into the natural bowl of the site, closer to the center of the site. That bowl is centered more or less where the detention pond is. Basically, if you think about where the detention pond is now, the stadium will be right next to it. 1 acre of the pond will be left next to the stadium. The best way to get an idea of the topography of the site is to look at the dips of Circle 75 next to it, then think about some of the site is up-hill from Circle 75, but the pond is actually even with the lowest point of Circle 75, and the bottom of the pond is even lower. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ci...34e1d5a8d6cba4

That also puts the stadium more or less where the pedestrian bridge will be.

They are currently digging things out even more for the footprint of the stadium, since on the edge of the detention pond, there was a gradual hill, which they are carving out.

I can't remember the justification for wanting to use the natural bowl in the site. I think one benefit they mentioned is that it'll help with sunlight affecting batters, so they won't need as big an awning over the top. I'll see what I can dig up.
 
Old 06-11-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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I can't remember the justification for wanting to use the natural bowl in the site. I think one benefit they mentioned is that it'll help with sunlight affecting batters, so they won't need as big an awning over the top. I'll see what I can dig up.
Great post, Net.

One other benefit of building the stadium deeper is for restauranteurs who want to have the Wrigley type effect in their stadium restaurants. I know one in particular who has lobbied the Braves to dig the stadium deeper so that restaurants can have both walk-up access from the mixed-use and a deck that juts into the crowd and overlooks the field during games.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Great post, Net.

One other benefit of building the stadium deeper is for restauranteurs who want to have the Wrigley type effect in their stadium restaurants. I know one in particular who has lobbied the Braves to dig the stadium deeper so that restaurants can have both walk-up access from the mixed-use and a deck that juts into the crowd and overlooks the field during games.
Wrigley grew organically, this is a faux entertainment area. Built from scratch, not in an existing neighborhood.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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Wrigley grew organically, this is a faux entertainment area. Built from scratch, not in an existing neighborhood.
Gotta give you one thing, Holt . . . you are consistent if nothing else.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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Gotta give you one thing, Holt . . . you are consistent if nothing else.
Aren't you on the "Cobb Stadium is 100% sunshine and unicorns" bandwagon? Not sure you can talk.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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Aren't you on the "Cobb Stadium is 100% sunshine and unicorns" bandwagon? Not sure you can talk.
Yeah, all 3 of us on this board . . . not much of a bandwagon.

I do support the Braves move from a strategic business standpoint. But no, I don't think it's 100% sunshine and unicorns . . . as you suggest. Nothing of this size and scope ever is.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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Nobody likes a snitch.
What's the difference between a snitch and a whistle blower?

I haven't been following this particular dispute but many times having the guts to speak up is an act of great courage.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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What's the difference between a snitch and a whistle blower?

I haven't been following this particular dispute but many times having the guts to speak up is an act of great courage.
The difference is part culture and semantics, but both are frowned upon unwarrantedly. In this case, it's not warranted because it was merely a case of the pot meeting the kettle.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Kind of off-topic, but I personally think whistle-blowers are brave and commendable. They keep businesses and government honest and large organizations should always fear someone whistle-blowing just to keep things from ever getting out of hand.
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