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Friday October 27, 2017 08:20 pm EDT
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Thursday October 15, 2015 05:42 pm EDT

image-1When the Braves move from the Atlanta to Cobb County in 2017, they’ll bring along some of Atlanta’s best restaurants, or at least approximate facsimiles of the beloved originals.
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?At a VIP and press event held at the SunTrust Park ticket office on Wednesday, the Braves announced the first round of five restaurants that will open in the $400 million mixed-use development the team is...

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Thursday March 19, 2015 11:19 am EDT

  • Courtesy Atlanta Braves

“I think it’s just very narrow minded to say, ‘Oh, why should they be able to take that money out of the public?’ We’re putting a lot more into the public, and that’s I think the flaw in some of the rhetoric is that there’s no recognition for that.”

Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President of Business Operations Mike Plant criticizes the criticism that the ball club...

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Monday November 17, 2014 03:41 pm EST

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It's been approximately one year since the Atlanta Braves announced that the team would be moving to Cobb County. To mark the anniversary, the ball club's media staff last week decided to publish a series of articles about the progress that's been made toward its eventual move in 2017.

What a surprise! Team execs took an extremely optimistic outlook in...

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Sports

Wednesday April 9, 2014 02:27 pm EDT

Things didn't go exactly as planned during the Atlanta Braves' home opener. After honoring former home run champion Hank Aaron before last night's game, the Mets proceeded to shut out the Braves 4-0. They then somehow managed to light an American flag on fire with a misguided fireworks show.

According to 11 Alive, the ball club's pregame pryotechnics caused the U.S. flag atop the Ted's...

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Sports

Friday November 15, 2013 03:05 pm EST

So what did the Atlanta Braves want from the city to stay at Turner Field? According to documents obtained from Mayor Kasim Reed's office, the team's executives wanted to split the cost of stadium renovation costs between the city, county and Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, get out from under AFCRA's oversight and deal with City Hall directly, and manage parking.

The team also...

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Thursday November 14, 2013 11:06 am EST
Let's pick it apart, CL money gurus! According to the just released details, Cobb County would pay a total of $300 million to build the proposed Atlanta Braves stadium near I-285 and I-75. The Braves would pick up the remainder of the costs for the $672 million ballpark that, pending approval by the Cobb County Commission later this month, would become the team's new home after decades playing... | more...

Sports

Monday November 11, 2013 10:52 am EST

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Team hopes mixed-use development and parking will surround the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County.

The Atlanta Braves shocked the city this morning with its proposed move to Cobb County. It's a decision that had largely flown under the radar as city officials bent over backwards to keep Falcons' new facility Downtown (Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith said she...

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Sports

Thursday October 17, 2013 03:43 pm EDT

Major League Baseball teams today have been spreading the word about GLAAD Spirit Day in hopes of shining light on LGBT youth and bullying issues. But a vocal group of Atlanta Braves fans aren't entirely thrilled with the effort.

Earlier this morning, the Braves organization posted a message on Facebook that encouraged Atlantans to wear purple for the cause. As Deadspin points out, there's...

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Sports

Tuesday July 30, 2013 12:25 pm EDT

  • GWCCA
  • Behold the 'Pantheon,' the proposed design of the estimated $1 billion complex

It appears that the so-called south site that's currently home to two historic churches might no longer be an option for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

Maria Saporta, quoting Lloyd Hawk, the chairman of Friendship Baptist Church's board of trustees, says the Falcons are now concentrating solely on an...

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Sports

Tuesday May 21, 2013 01:22 pm EDT

  • Georgia World Congress Center Authority
  • All hail the 'Pantheon'

Good news for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank!

In addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds that the team will receive to help construct a new stadium, it will also enjoy some financial help from the NFL. The football league's team owners today approved a $200 million loan to Blank and company....

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Sports

Tuesday April 30, 2013 02:23 pm EDT

  • GWCC
  • "The Pantheon"

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Atlanta Falcons have struck a deal with 360 Architecture to design a new stadium.

The two organizations had selected 360 Architecture the "apparent awardee" a few weeks ago, which allowed the Kansas City-based design firm a first crack at reaching a stadium deal.

"Selecting a lead architect is a very significant...

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Sports

Sunday January 20, 2013 07:37 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Happier times

Annnnnd it's over.

The Atlanta Falcons couldn't best the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Thus ends the team's hopes of visiting the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Fans are tossing jerseys in the trash. Samuel L. Jackson has said hasta luego. And sports reporters are tweeting photos of mysterious tanks that would have been used during some sort of...

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Sports

Monday January 14, 2013 03:20 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis



View a photo gallery of the Atlanta Falcons playoff victory

The Atlanta Falcons took their fans on a roller coaster ride during an epic game before delivering the first playoff victory of the Matt Ryan-Mike Smith era at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, winning 30-28 after taking the lead in the game's final seconds.

The Falcons did little wrong in the first half, hammering the...

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Sports

Monday May 7, 2012 03:20 pm EDT
The PR campaign to convince area plebians to subsidize a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons kicked off this weekend with... a fencing match between Arthur Blank and Jeff Foxworthy! No, it was an op-ed in the AJC by team CEO and President Rich McKay touting the benefits of the proposed arena. (Look forward to more-than-usual bits on local TV news about Falcons players helping charities,... | more...

Sports

Friday April 13, 2012 01:40 pm EDT

  • Historic America
  • Opening weekend at Turner Field as the Braves battle with the Milwaukee Brewers.



Dust off those tomahawks and start chopping the air, it's Atlanta Braves season again.

The Braves' season opener at Turner Field is happening today at 7:35 p.m. The Braves, who have won only two of their first six games this season, will take on the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.

After narrowly...

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Sports

Friday June 10, 2011 10:54 am EDT



I usually reserve these weekly columns for heavily opinionated sports banter that unintentionally infuriates most and enlightens few, but I wanted to pull a U-turn and shed some light on a story that everyone can enjoy.

Former University of Georgia baseball player Johnathan Taylor was paralyzed from the waist down after a collision with teammate Zach Cone fractured a bone in his neck in...

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Sports

Friday June 3, 2011 01:32 pm EDT

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  • Thrash headed to his final resting place: Winnipeg



Handfuls of Thrashers fans gathered at Stats sports bar on Friday afternoon to mourn the loss of yet another NHL franchise here in Atlanta.

'790 the Zone' hosted a Wake Ceremony for the seldom relevant franchise complete with a hearse carrying the team mascot and a bagpiper pumping out...

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Sports

Friday May 27, 2011 12:01 pm EDT



The DUI and reckless driving charges levied against Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe nearly a month ago were dropped on Thursday due to fame stature police error?

According to the story in yesterday's AJC, the arresting officer "jumped to a conclusion and made a lot of mistakes" during the April 28th arrest on Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

Lowe, who was driving his 2011 Porsche Panamera,...

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Friday May 20, 2011 12:10 pm EDT

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  • Wikimedia Commons
  • This pretty much sums up the past 12 years of Thrashers hockey



With the report surfacing late last night (or early this morning depending on your "stickler-for-detailness") that the sale of our once-beloved, often-neglected NHL franchise has...

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Friday May 13, 2011 12:00 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis



As if digesting my own defecation wasn't degrading enough, I had to sit through yet another deflating end to yet another disappointing Atlanta Hawks season last night—making the whole poop-eating thing a little less depressing.

Despite snapping a 15-game losing streak in conference semifinal games and winning Game 1 of a second round playoff series for the first time since...

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Sports

Thursday April 21, 2011 12:17 pm EDT



In case you aren't one of the four people who frequent my weekly sports column, it would be the understatement of the decade to say that I'm not exactly the biggest Hawks fan.

With the absurdly indefensible re-signing of Joe Johnson, the countless player transaction errors and perhaps the worst ownership in the entire NBA, it's become increasingly difficult for me to continue rooting for a...

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Thursday April 14, 2011 11:28 am EDT



I'm not sure how many of you follow those bloodthirsty sports like mixed martial arts, ultimate fighting and extreme baby death match, but does anyone remember good ol fashioned regular boxing?

If you do, then here's your chance to see it in person right here in the ATL—and you won't have to walk down a back alley and through a metal detector in order to do so.

In just over two weeks, April...

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