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In-depth coverage: Braves move to Cobb

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THE STORY SO FAR

Construction update given on Cobb’s SunTrust Park

Construction update given on Cobb’s SunTrust Park

During his monthly public report on Tuesday, Cobb County Manager David Hankerson said more of the work is moving inside now on SunTrust Park as the cranes have been removed.

With 75 percent complete, $365.5 million has been spent.

There are 1,100 workers on-site at the ballpark and 265 workers on the mixed-use site.

Through July, more than 2,489 million man hours have been expended with no lost-time injuries.

SETTING THE SCENE

Coors Field vibe is what Braves want in Cobb

Braves want to emulate Coors Field vibe

It’s a fall Sunday in Denver, and Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, is padlocked. But the streets surrounding the baseball stadium are bustling.

Atlanta’s decades-long inability spur development around Turner Field is the reason that one year ago the Braves announced the team would not renew its lease. Now the team is looking to Denver and a handful of other cities as a model for creating a live-work-play development anchored by a stadium.

»  Video: Denver's LoDo neighborhood

COUNTING THE COST

Skyrocketing Stadiums
John Spink

Skyrocketing Stadiums

Arlington, Texas — With enough swank and opulence to make billionaire oil tycoons gush money, the Dallas Cowboys’ home revolutionized professional sports stadiums when it opened in 2009.

At 3 million square feet, AT&T Stadium is bigger and has more of everything than any facility that came before it. The video board alone — which hangs centered over the star at midfield and has resolution as clear as any high-definition TV — cost $40 million, is 60 yards long and weighs more than one million pounds.


GETTING THERE

Study: Pedestrian access a challenge for new Braves stadium
Atlanta Braves

How you'll access the new Braves stadium

The Braves have identified a number of access points to and from the proposed new stadium site in Cobb County. Take a look at where they are along the interstates and major roadways in the area and get a sense of what the average daily traffic is along those roadways with our interactive map. Also, we track the average weeknight trip times for the old and new stadiums.

» INTERACTIVE MAP: New Braves stadium access points, roads and traffic stats


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