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Cobb County Creates Advisory Board For Braves Stadium

Jan 5, 2017

The Cobb County government has established a committee to help the Atlanta Braves make sure SunTrust Park is ready to play ball this spring.

The new Braves Advisory Board will hold its first meeting Friday.

The main goal: make sure everything is in place when the facility opens for business within the next 14 weeks.

"Take for example, the stadium has to have a certificate of occupancy. There is a date that that has to happen by. Now there are other things that have to happen ... Fire Marshall inspection and things like that," said Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott.

Ott will lead the joint task force, which is comprised of nearly three dozen people.

The members include representatives from area businesses and neighborhoods as well as county employees and elected officials.

“It’s important that we work in concert with our staff and with the Braves organization, that we’re all in sync," Cobb Commissioner Lisa Cupid said. "So as long as we do that, I think this will be a good board.” 

SunTrust Park officially makes its debut on March 31, when the Braves host the New York Yankees.

The first regular season home game at the stadium is April 14, against the San Diego Padres.

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