When the news broke yesterday, people could hardly believe the news that the Braves were moving to Cobb Cty, Georgia! While the deal may be completely done, I have reason to believe that there is a slight 20% chance that they may remain in Atlanta. Here’s why:
When the Atlanta Braves representatives were focused on renewing their lease at Turner Field, their overwhelming desire was to be able to control their own destiny.
In short, the Braves would have been happy to stay at Turner Field:* if they had been able to fully control the stadium’s operations;
* if they had been able to partner in the redevelopment of the parking lots around the stadium into a mixed-use entertainment- residential complex;
* if they had received governmental approvals to…Continue Reading