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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Reimagining Atlanta

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 10 / 17

@media screen and (max-width: 480px) { .ATLcharts { width: 100%;}} The Braves moved into their new home, SunTrust Park in Cobb County, in the spring and put the team closer to where their fans live. Photo by: ...

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