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Braves Name Developers For Mixed-Used Property Surrounding Cobb County Ballpark
Published July 31, 2014
ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS: American Builders 2017 Principal Rob Taylor, who is overseeing the joint venture contracted to build the Braves' new ballpark, said that he hopes the project "will break ground in September." In Georgia, Ricky Leroux notes Taylor "was hesitant to reveal any of the new stadium’s details." But Taylor said it will be "a spectacular place." He added, "Without saying too much, the end product here and the fan experience that the Braves fans are going to have is going to exceed everybody’s expectations dramatically." Taylor said that the ballpark "will face one of its biggest challenges at the beginning of the project." The site of the new stadium "will require a large amount of grading, or making the site level, before construction can begin." Taylor: “Elevation changes dramatically on the site, and there is some rock ... to deal with. But everything’s falling together" (MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL, 7/31).