The saga of the Atlanta Braves and Cobb County, the home of their new stadium SunTrust Park, has been long and often adversarial. And with the calendar turning to 2017 and SunTrust Park about 90 days from officially opening, dealings between the two parties continue to be fraught with tension.
As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves are asking that Cobb County pay them back for $14 million in transportation projects around their new stadium. The Braves shelled out money for a number of projects that would help ease the predicted congestion around the stadium and make it easier for people to get there, both of which are major issues. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, here are the projects the Braves have paid for:
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The Braves’ list includes $5.8 million for public roads inside the mixed-use development; $5.7 million for elevated walkways over two outside roads; and $2.2 million for pedestrian