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.
The Braves are just three seasons and $672 million away from a brand new home in Cobb County. A portion of that money, however, is expected to come not from the team, but from Cobb taxpayers. That could prove problematic.
A committee from the USA Diving organization made its second and final visit to Georgia Tech on Monday. The five member panel is deciding whether Atlanta or Indianapolis will host the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving for the 2016 Summer Games.
Mercer University football remains perfect at home after Saturday afternoon’s game against Jacksonville University.
The Bears eked out a victory against the Dolphins, winning 45-42 in front of an energetic crowd of over 9,000 at home.
Mercer University football comes home this Saturday after two victorious weekends away. The Bears will take on the Jacksonville University Dolphins, who could pose a challenge.
Mercer is 8-1 on the season and undefeated at home while Jacksonville sits at 4-5 and 1-4 on the road.