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. Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed said keeping the Braves in Atlanta could cost city taxpayers millions. But what does the new stadium mean for taxpayers in Cobb County?
Atlanta could host the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving for the 2016 Summer Games. The USA Diving organization has narrowed the possible host cities to Atlanta or Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Atlanta Braves plan to move from their home at Turner Field to a new stadium in Cobb County in 2017. The new ballpark will be at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the Cumberland Mall/ Cobb Galleria area. The new stadium is projected to cost about $672 million including parking, infrastructure, and land. Atlanta Braves President John Scherholz says team officials wanted to find a prime destination for Braves fans.
The winning touchdown in Mercer's victory over Jacksonville University on Saturday came on a sensational trick play, where quarterback John Russ faked a running handoff to ultimately sail the ball into the end zone.
The Rock n' Roll Marathon gets underway in Savannah on Saturday. More than 30,000 visitors are expected. Runners are starting to stream into town. The Rock 'n Roll Marathon is now the second-largest tourist draw in Savannah.The event, which combines running and on-stage entertainment, is behind only St. Patrick's Day in terms of attracting out-of-town visitors. City officials are urging residents to have a party and be smart about traffic disruptions.
The Rock n' Roll Marathon gets underway in Savannah on Saturday. More than 30,000 visitors are expected. Runners are starting to stream into town. City officials are urging residents to have a party and be smart about traffic disruptions.
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 University football was back on the road Saturday afternoon against Davidson College. The Bears had no problems declawing the Wildcats, defeating them 51-26 to get their second straight road win.
Mercer University football heads back out on the road this Saturday to take on conference rival Davidson University. The Wildcats are on their ninth life going into the weekend, as they’re 0-8 on the season.
Saturday's Georgia-Florida game will pump millions of dollars into the Jacksonville-area economy. That includes Georgia's St. Simons Island where thousands of partiers book hotels and typically trash the beach on Friday. About 8,000 revelers leave behind about 6,000 pounds of trash and recyclables.