Atlanta Braves Move to Cobb County - Update

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It was reported earlier this month that the Atlanta Braves would be building a new stadium in Cobb County with the expectation for the start of the 2017 season.  The announcement has created a great deal of controversy and conversation.  This morning I attended the Cobb Association of Realtor Membership Meeting at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.  During the meeting we heard from the Director of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce regarding the plans for the stadium and the impact it will have on the traffic (always a big concern in Atlanta) and most importantly the financing structure from the project. 

We we assured that Cobb County Homeowner's WILL NOT see an increase in their property taxes.  The number of jobs that will be created during the construction phase and the daily operation of the facility once opened will be a great boost to the local ecomony.

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Robert Fowler -
President of Retirement Media Inc. - Braselton, GA
55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities

Kathy I agree, I think it is a plus. I live in Johns Creek on the Northside so it will be much easier for me to get there to see a game. Plus having restaurants nearby is going to be nice. As a rental property owner with two homes in Cobb, it is nice to know the taxes will not go up.

Nov 20, 2013 10:28 AM #1
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Robert, I was definitely on the fence about this when I first heard the announcement.  Now I am on board.

Nov 20, 2013 11:23 AM #2
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 It sounds like good things are happing in Cobb county a new stadium is always a good thing for the local economy as long the locals do not have to bear the tax burden of paying for the stadium!

Nov 21, 2013 10:20 AM #3
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Kathy, that really is a big deal. I remember when the Titans came to Nashville and we built them a stadium. A lot of the same questions here!

Nov 21, 2013 10:53 PM #4
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Yolanda I know that the biggest concerns were regarding an increase in property taxes.

Connie, it is a huge deal!

Nov 21, 2013 11:13 PM #5
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Kathy, as a former Atlanta resident who remembers when the Braves were a new team,, I think this is sad. But times change and I understand that most of the fans live in Cobb County, so it does make sense, especially with Atlanta traffic what it is. 

Nov 24, 2013 11:12 PM #6
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