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Old 11-22-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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I wonder if anybody in Cobb has asked Georgia Power about the new Braves stadium. I wonder if Georgia Power has enough left over capacity at the serving substation to provide the megawatts of power this thing will need or are we going to have to put up with them adding ugly transmission towers and wires from Marietta. This is something that should concern residents between the Georgia Power main switchyard in Marietta on Noon Day Church Rd and this new stadium because Georgia Power has the right to absolute eminent domain. They just take your property and if you live next to the path of their towers, well tough for you. They had to string new towers in Atlanta when the aquarium opened.
There's a small substation diagonally across the I-75/I-285 interchange, another on the corner of Cobb Pkwy. and I-75, another on the southwest corner of the intersection of Spring Rd. and Cumberland Blvd., another on Windy Hill just east of the Interstate, and a fairly large on on Windy Hill just west of Cobb Pkwy. In fact, Georgia Power put up new poles and strung new power lines down Spring Rd. not too long ago (couple of years maybe).

Surely, there's enough availability in the area to power the stadium without stringing all the way from Noonday Church. If they did have to string from there, it would hopefully just string down I-75.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Question from a New Yorker......

How was attendance during the Maddux/Smoltz/Glavine years?

While one understands the argument that Turner/Fulton County may be in a shady neighborhood, history has shown that suburban moves have not had the greatest results (Pontiac, Richfield, Long Island, Landover), without public transportation (took the Jersey Meadowlands 30 years to figure that out!).

You guys know your city and fan demographic better than I do!
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Home of the Braves
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Peaked at 3.8 million in 1993, dropped to around 2.5 with the strike and stayed there for three years, then back over 3 million through the 2000 season.

No doubt the best thing for attendance is winning.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:20 AM
 
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Citizen groups join forces to delay Cobb Braves vote | 11alive.com

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According to Richard Pellegrino, The Cobb Citizens for Government Transparency lists at least 12 other groups that have now joined in formally asking for another 60 days, at least, before the commission goes ahead with the estimated $650 million dollar deal.

"I've never seen such diverse interests join forces on something, which tells you how much we need some time to take a closer look at this proposed move," said Pellegrino.

The Braves are looking to move their organization just outside the perimeter and build a new stadium on a 60 acre tract of land near Cumberland Mall.

The Cobb County SCLC, Atlanta Tea Party Patriots and the Cobb Immigrant Alliance are among those who think the deal is moving too fast.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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Those folks up in Cobb don't mess around. When they set their mind to something they can get mobilized in a hurry.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Those folks up in Cobb don't mess around. When they set their mind to something they can get mobilized in a hurry.
Good.....


As I'm sitting in traffic on Cobb Parkway....
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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I wonder if the backers of this project realize that the stadium site is right over the Colonial Pipeline.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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I wonder if the backers of this project realize that the stadium site is right over the Colonial Pipeline.
This thing may not work out after all.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Home of the Braves
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The Marietta Daily Journal - Chairman denies request to delay Braves stadium deal
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I wonder if the backers of this project realize that the stadium site is right over the Colonial Pipeline.
I've wondered about that. They're gonna have to be really careful when digging. And I can't imagine the paperwork that it's gonna take to get through that alone.
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