Don’t all the wealthy people live out of the city though? That’s why the braves moved.
That's not why the Braves moved. They wanted upgrades to the old stadium the city wasn't willing to pay for. There is plenty of wealth within the city.
Actually, you're both kind of off on that. The Braves were at an impasse in trying to work with former Mayor Kasim Reed to address some of the challenges in the area of town where Turner Field was located. The location on the south side of the city just below I-20 was an impediment to some fans and there was a rising crime rate in there area. Having been told that they were essentially on their own to deal with the local environment, the Braves negotiated a back room deal with Cobb County's 5 member board in the middle of the night to essentially pull the rip cord on leaving the city for a suburban location (bucking the trend of most stadiums being in an urban location). At the time, the team looked at the concentrations of fans who were coming to the games outside of the City limits. The largest were from Gwinnett and Cobb. Gwinnett is already the home of the AAA affiliate Gwinnett Stripers (formerly Braves), so the team moved to Cobb and built a very impressive campus and regional entertainment destination that has a year round draw beyond the guaranteed (in any other year) 81 home games.
At first, I swore I'd never go to a game. I live in Gwinnett and contemplating that drive to the other side of the perimeter on a Friday after work made my head hurt. Through my wife I was able to get some tickets and realized that it's about the same in time as the old stadium with better logistics leaving the park with multiple access points to the adjacent highways. It was a shame to see them leave the city though. I love being in the stands and looking at skylines in the background. The Braves, in the end, made the best decision for their business needs.
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