Fulton Commission urges negotiations to keep Braves

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Robb Pitts urging continued negotiations with the Atlanta Braves. The resolution comes as the Cobb County Commission is expected to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 26, to approve the new $672 million stadium and entertainment complex at I-285 and I-75.

Commissioners noted that the Braves’ proposed move to Cobb County could result in a significant economic impact to Fulton County, particularly with regard to sales tax revenue.

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners appoints one-third of board members for the Atlanta-Fulton Recreation Authority, which owns Turner Field. Commissioners Tom Lowe (District 4) and Joan Garner (District 6) serve on the Authority board.

Commissioner Pitts said, “As long as there is a glimmer of hope, we should do all we can to continue negotiations with the Braves. Fulton County is a key stakeholder in this process and must have a role in negotiations.”

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