Ga. commissioners approve plan for Braves stadium

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 am

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Commissioners of a suburban Atlanta county on Tuesday approved a deal to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves that would move the Major League Baseball team out of downtown Atlanta.

The Cobb County Commission voted 4-1 to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the baseball team following more than an hour of public comment both for and against the deal, which will require millions of dollars in public funds. Under the plan, the new stadium would open in 2017. The project is set to take the team out of downtown Atlanta for the first time since it moved to the city from Milwaukee in 1966.

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