The Atlanta Braves announced plans to build a new world-class Major League Baseball stadium in Cobb County, and the plans are for it to be ready so the team can move to the new facility in 2017. The new $672 million stadium, which includes parking and related infrastructure, will occupy about 15 acres near the intersection of Interstates 75 and 285. The deal has not been signed with Cobb County Officials yet, but Braves officials said that is a 100% certainty and will happen soon.
“The Atlanta Braves are a great organization and will be a welcome addition to Cobb County,” Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee said. “Our focus is on finalizing an agreement that will bring jobs and economic growth to the area while enhancing the experience of sports fans from across the metro area. Atlanta has evolved over the years into a broader community that offers so much for so many. Cobb County is proud to be a part of the region’s continued success.”
The construction will mean more than 5,200 jobs with a payroll of $235 million. Officials estimate more than 1,590 of those jobs will go to Cobb County residents, with an estimated payroll of more than $53.8 million.
The economic benefits to Cobb County will include:
- $13.5 million in annual payroll benefits
- More than 3,400 jobs created here
There will be multiple access points to the site, as it is also near U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway. Cobb staff will work with the state Department of Transportation to make numerous improvements to the flow of traffic through the area. For more information, please visit www.HomeoftheBraves.com.