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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 08:07 AM)EigenEagle Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 06:48 AM)ChooChoo Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 06:30 AM)EigenEagle Wrote:  That area is going to be considered a shady area no matter what you build there. Might as well build something that will actually make money. The casino is a good idea, but it won't happen.

I disagree on the "shady" part. Western DeKalb along the MARTA line and Decatur in particular have become the hottest destination area in metro Atlanta. From a speculators perspective, the Turner Field area is the next stop on the redevelopment train. It's all coming together at just the right time.

I could've sworn people were saying State was a shoo-in to get this land because nobody really wants it.

If that's true, then someone needs to inform the Braves what they are missing out on by moving into the outer city.

IMO the Braves switching locations has little to do with actual location and everything to do with increasing their revenue stream. A new stadium allows them all the additional perks that comes with stadium ownership. They also hope to tap in to a wealthier, older demographic that can pay for all the luxury and club seating that they are adding.
Will this make Braves executives richer? Yes. Will it be successful? For a decade or so. Will the Braves move back in to the city in our lifetime? Yes. Yes they will.
The Turner Field area can be revitalized just like the 4th Ward, East Lake, Edgewood/Candler Park, Inman Park, Grant Park, East Atlanta, etc. It just takes the right developers and we have them. If the Atlanta Braves would have gotten the Ted refurbished and upgraded for free and a larger piece of the money pie they wouldn't be leaving.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 08:54 AM)ChooChoo Wrote:  Will the Braves move back in to the city in our lifetime? Yes. Yes they will.
"our lifetime" is a vague timeframe, but I'll predict that the Braves will be in the Cumberland/Galleria location for at least 50 years.
07-24-2015 09:16 AM
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Re: RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 09:16 AM)Native Georgian Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 08:54 AM)ChooChoo Wrote:  Will the Braves move back in to the city in our lifetime? Yes. Yes they will.
"our lifetime" is a vague timeframe, but I'll predict that the Braves will be in the Cumberland/Galleria location for at least 50 years.

I don't know if they will come back. People said the same thing about the Yankees when they left Manhattan 100 years ago for the "boonies" in the Bronx.

Plus I think with them there the metro transit and Cobb County sentence goes from "if" to "when"
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 09:22 AM)StanMolsonMan Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 09:16 AM)Native Georgian Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 08:54 AM)ChooChoo Wrote:  Will the Braves move back in to the city in our lifetime? Yes. Yes they will.
"our lifetime" is a vague timeframe, but I'll predict that the Braves will be in the Cumberland/Galleria location for at least 50 years.

I don't know if they will come back. People said the same thing about the Yankees when they left Manhattan 100 years ago for the "boonies" in the Bronx.

Plus I think with them there the metro transit and Cobb County sentence goes from "if" to "when"

My thinking exactly.
07-24-2015 09:25 AM
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 09:22 AM)StanMolsonMan Wrote:  Plus I think with them there the metro transit and Cobb County sentence goes from "if" to "when"
I think there will definitely be a MARTA station at/near the Braves stadium within the next 10 years. But remember, Cumberland/Galleria is still inside the Perimeter ("ITP" as we locals say). People talk as if the Braves are moving to Marietta or East Cobb, but that's just not the case.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 10:04 AM)Native Georgian Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 09:22 AM)StanMolsonMan Wrote:  Plus I think with them there the metro transit and Cobb County sentence goes from "if" to "when"
I think there will definitely be a MARTA station at/near the Braves stadium within the next 10 years. But remember, Cumberland/Galleria is still inside the Perimeter ("ITP" as we locals say). People talk as if the Braves are moving to Marietta or East Cobb, but that's just not the case.

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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 08:26 AM)sidslidkid Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 08:21 AM)Eagles Cliff Wrote:  Why are the opinions of the neighborhood people being given so much weight? If the neighborhood was attractive for business, the businesses would already be there.

Politicians decide what to do with this property. The people in the neighborhood vote on who their politicians are.

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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 08:07 AM)EigenEagle Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 06:48 AM)ChooChoo Wrote:  
(07-24-2015 06:30 AM)EigenEagle Wrote:  That area is going to be considered a shady area no matter what you build there. Might as well build something that will actually make money. The casino is a good idea, but it won't happen.

I disagree on the "shady" part. Western DeKalb along the MARTA line and Decatur in particular have become the hottest destination area in metro Atlanta. From a speculators perspective, the Turner Field area is the next stop on the redevelopment train. It's all coming together at just the right time.

I could've sworn people were saying State was a shoo-in to get this land because nobody really wants it.

If that's true, then someone needs to inform the Braves what they are missing out on by moving into the outer city.
Still are. And no nobody wants it. The reality is that the state entity component and city/county owned land component is why this has so many hurdles. There are cranes up all over the city. If a private party had a plan for the area that involved retail and residential and there was no stadium there now there would already be earth moving. GSU and Carter are bending over backwards to show the neighborhoods that they can be good partners etc. But the mayor and governor want this. Technically they could just shove this down people's throats and say deal with it. This is the plan for the 77 acres. There is nothing legally to stop them. But its not how Carter and GSU do things. This is not our first land acquisition rodeo. We have been doing this for 60 years downtown and I think the prevailing feeling is that we have been excellent stewards and should continue to be.
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
I seriously doubt that area will be used for anything but what State's plans are for it
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RE: Georgia State's plan for Turner Field challenged
(07-24-2015 11:50 AM)PantherPride Wrote:  I seriously doubt that area will be used for anything but what State's plans are for it

The more I hear about how this came out in a press conference it becomes more apparent that its a scare tactic.
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