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New Stadium for Braves?

ATLANTA (AP) _ Gwinnett County is expected to vote Tuesday on a
plan to build a new minor-league baseball stadium, which would
clear the way for the Braves to move their Triple-A team from
Richmond, Virginia, to the booming Atlanta suburb.
The R-Braves would be Gwinnett's third professional sports
franchise. The county northeast of Atlanta already has arena
football and minor-league hockey.
The agenda for the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners includes a
vote on the purchase of a 12-acre site for five million dollars.
The Braves said they would have no comment on the proposed move
until after the country vote, which is expected to be a mere
formality.
A person familiar with the talks, speaking on condition of
anonymity because no official announcement has been made, said
there already were plans for a news conference at The Arena at
Gwinnett Center.
The proposal calls for one lame-duck season in Richmond before
the International League team moved to suburban Atlanta in 2009.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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