Fans Give Mixed Reactions As Braves Move To Cobb County

November 14, 2013 2:15 AM
Fans Give Mixed Reactions As Braves Move To Cobb County
" Atlanta (WAOK) — With the recent announcement that the Atlanta Braves will be moving from downtown Atlanta to a $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County in 2017, there have been mixed feelings from residents within and beyond the metro Atlanta area. The Braves have played in downtown Atlanta since 1966 after leaving Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beginning at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. In 1996, Centennial Olympic Stadium was built for that years Summer Olympic Games and was subsequently renovated in 1997 to provide a new home for the Atlanta Braves and have been there ever since. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium has since been demolished and Mayor Kasim Reed has announced that upon the Braves departure in 2016, Turner Field will be demolished as well.

“If they are Atlanta, then they should stay in Atlanta” said Justin Burress, when asked how he felt about the Braves moving to Cobb County. When told that the majority of ticket purchasers live in the Cobb County, he admitted that he is not necessarily a fan of the Braves or the sport of baseball, but was adamant in his assertion "

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