MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County leaders have approved seven agreements governing the Atlanta Braves’ move and plans to build a new stadium.
The Cobb County Commission approved the deals during a meeting Tuesday evening in Marietta, a few miles from the proposed site of the new stadium in Atlanta’s northwest suburbs.READ MORE: Ketanji Brown Jackson Joins US Supreme Court
The commission voted 5-0 on an operating agreement that calls for the Braves to occupy the new stadium for at least 30 years.READ MORE: Delta pilots protest for new contracts, more pay ahead of July 4th weekend
The agreements up for a vote included deals with the Braves, the Cumberland Community Improvement District; and the Cobb-Marietta Exhibition Hall Authority.
The county is set to contribute $368 million toward the cost of the $672 million project, with the team providing the remainder of the funding. The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field.MORE NEWS: Both Sides In Abortion Fight Wait To See How Far DeSantis Will Go In Florida
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