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11 February 2015

Bill Proposed to Annex New Braves Stadium into City of Atlanta

(The site of the new Braves stadium, shown in red, could be annexed into Atlanta under a new proposal. Image courtesy Atlanta Braves.)
The Braves may be coming back to Atlanta.

State Senator Horacena Tate, a Democrat, is sponsoring legislation to annex land where the Braves are building their new stadium into the City of Atlanta.

Senate Bill 96 pushes the boundaries of Atlanta into Cobb County.

Population statistics indicate that no one lives in the area to be annexed, meaning that no referendum would be required; only legislative action by the Georgia General Assembly and approval by Governor Deal.