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Sources: Braves' Deal With SunTrust Worth More Than $10M A Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 16 / 14

The Braves' 25-year naming-rights deal with SunTrust Banks for the club's new ballpark in Cobb County is worth in excess of $10M per year, according to sources. The sum would be comparable to the 20-year, $220M naming-rights deal the 49ers signed with Levi's for their new stadium and would represe...

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