The Atlanta Braves’ decision to leave Atlanta for a new stadium in Cobb County left many surprised and confused. As details trickle out, Architecture Professor Benjamin Flowers questions who benefits from the new deal and whether it can really be a “walkable” development project.
It must be the year of the stadium in Atlanta. First there were lengthy, often secretive, negotiations with the Falcons about a new stadium deal to keep them inside the city limits.
Then the Atlanta Braves announced—to the surprise of many—their intent to move out of Turner Field and into a new stadium in Cobb County by 2017.