Cobb County leaders approve Braves stadium deal

This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)
This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) – Cobb County leaders have approved seven agreements governing the Atlanta Braves’ move and plans to build a new stadium.

The Cobb County Commission approved the deals during a meeting Tuesday evening in Marietta, a few miles from the proposed site of the new stadium in Atlanta’s northwest suburbs.

The commission voted 5-0 on an operating agreement that calls for the Braves to occupy the new stadium for at least 30 years.

The agreements up for a vote included deals with the Braves, the Cumberland Community Improvement District; and the Cobb-Marietta Exhibition Hall Authority.

The county is set to contribute $368 million toward the cost of the $672 million project, with the team providing the remainder of the funding. The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field.

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