Fans are pouring into Atlanta for this weekend’s Southeastern Conference Championship game between Auburn and Missouri. Traveling to the city for the title game in the Georgia Dome has been a tradition for college football fans for more than a decade.
The Cobb County Commission will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a financing package for a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves. The team says it wants move to out of the city, and if it does, it won’t be the first time the Braves abandon a stadium.
People in Cobb County will now have their chance to give input on the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium deal.
Commissioners have scheduled three town hall meetings for Monday, November 25, specifically for public input on the development. The Commission is set to vote on the issue Tuesday.
When the Braves leave for the suburbs in 2017, the City of Atlanta will lose about $4 million in annual sales tax revenue.
That figure comes from an economic impact study by Professor Bruce Seaman of Georgia State University. Seaman drafted a report for the Braves in 2012.