Four Firms Submit Bids To Manage Construction Of New Braves Ballpark Site
Cobb County (Ga.) on Thursday opened four bids from firms "making their pitch to oversee construction" of the new Braves ballpark, according to Dan Klepal of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. One of the proposals "came from the joint venture of Hunt and Holder construction companies -- the two major firms handling construction management" of the $1.2B Falcons stadium. The county did "not reveal any of the bid amounts" because a seven-member committee, made up of county and Braves officials, still has to "review the proposals, interview the firms, enter into contract negotiations with its top choice, recommended a winner to the county commission, and have a construction management firm approved by the elected officials." Another firm bidding on the project is American Builders 2017, a "joint venture comprised of veteran stadium builders Mortenson Construction and Barton Malow, along with Atlanta-based firms Brasfield & Gorrie, and New South Construction." Also bidding is a "joint venture between Clark Construction and Skanska, a Sweden-based company with an Atlanta office." Finally, Turner Construction, which "bills itself as the largest builder of sports facilities in the U.S.," submitted a bid (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 5/9).
TALK ABOUT TED: In Atlanta, Leslie & Trubey cite a source as saying that a "prominent West Coast office and industrial developer, a Middle Eastern investment fund tied to gambling and a Nevada company have each expressed strong interest in buying the Turner Field site" after the Braves leave. It is "not clear what their respective plans are for the site, but details about the other groups circling Turner Field emerged" a day after Georgia State and a development team outlined an "ambitious" $300M vision for the area (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 5/9).