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New price tag: Braves stadium project to cost $1.1B
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COBB COUNTY, Ga. — It’s official: the Braves’ new stadium and surrounding development will cost more than $1 billion.
A new security filing from Braves owners Liberty allots $672 million for SunTrust Park and $452 million for the surrounding mixed-use development. It adds up to a total cost of above $1.1 billion.
Meanwhile, those in Cobb County are focused on progress. New renderings and construction photos give a clearer vision of how the area all will look by 2017.
“When you can drive by and see where the actual field is gonna be, it’s also a strong indicator that we’re well on our way to getting this done,” said Cobb County Commission chair Tim Lee.
[ Ed. note: that $1.1B number is probably intended to freak out people, but it includes the entire entertainment/mixed-use areas in addition to the stadium. We went over these numbers in this story, but the basics remain the same: Cobb County’s portion is still limited (and limited to the stadium itself), the Braves assume responsibility for the rest. The team is getting outside backing for a large portion of the $452m mixed-use area. ]