Sandy Springs residents said they are frustrated with the direction city traffic will take once the Atlanta Braves make Cobb County their permanent home next year.
About 250 residents packed the theater at Riverwood International High School Wednesday evening to voice concerns about the looming traffic influx. The Braves are slated to throw out the first pitch in SunTrust Park next April, but residents said they remain perplexed on how the ball club was able to move forward with construction without fully addressing traffic needs.
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.
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.
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
Take a look at the updated artists' renderings of the Braves' new stadium, SunTrust Park, and the surrounding mixed-use development, along with various photos from important events associated with the team's future move to Cobb County.
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