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Braves Exec: Traffic Near Cobb Stadium will Be A-Okay

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A high-ranking Atlanta Braves official believes the team's relocation to Cobb County is like a precious gift to all metro Atlantans and that concerns of traffic meltdowns and parking dilemmas are pretty much overblown. Speaking to business leaders assembled Thursday at the Buckhead City Club, Braves executive vice president of sales and marketing Derek Schiller pointed to multiple points of access around SunTrust Park — Interstates 75 and 285 and their tributaries — that will give fans options for cruising right into games. "You can get to it from many different ways; there are many different roads in and out of the location," Schiller said, as quoted by the AJC. Schiller concedes the Braves "are not solving traffic in Atlanta" — they're too busy engineering loses, anyhow — but he doesn't appear to think the relocated stadium will exacerbate interstate logjams, either. To contrary, Schiller said the project is "galvanizing" for the whole region, adding: "This should not be about Cobb County; it should not be about Atlanta … It's about embracing the entire area. We hope this project will attract everybody."

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