A study commissioned by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce has determined that SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, and The Battery Atlanta are driving an average, total, net fiscal impact of approximately $18.9 million annually for Cobb County. Read more here.
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Billie Jean King has gone back to her roots in becoming part of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ownership group. The tennis great first became enamored with the team when it arrived from Brooklyn in 1958. Read more here. In other Dodgers news, the La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers festival Saturday will celebrate the contribution of Latino players and fans to baseball through live music, giveaways and family friendly activities. Read more here.
As baseball’s postseason nears, here’s a look at some of the best and most interesting offerings you’ll find at the stadiums of potentially playoff-bound clubs. Read more here.
By a divided 5-4 vote, the Metropolitan King County Council gave final approval Monday to spend $135 million in taxpayer funds to fix wear and tear on 19-year-old Safeco Field. The Seattle Mariners have said the team would sign a long-term lease once the funding is approved, despite the amount being less than the $180 million the team wanted. Read more here.
Quebec’s three main political parties are open to the idea of providing public money for the construction of a new baseball stadium in downtown Montreal — as long as taxpayers aren’t left on the hook for the whole thing. Read more here.
The Metropolitan King County Council voted 5-4 Wednesday to approve $135 million in taxpayer funds for repairs at the Seattle Mariners ballpark, the second time the public will contribute significant money to help the MLB club. Read more here.