Tuesday, November 19, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta's city council is urging the mayor to conduct more negotiations with the Atlanta Braves in an 11th-hour bid to keep the team in the city.
The council on Monday voted 11-2 to approve a resolution urging Mayor Kasim Reed to resume negotiations with the Braves on its lease at Turner Field. WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/3zVcAZ) that the resolution is not binding, but Councilman Michael Julian Bond says it sends a message that the city doesn't want to lose the Braves.
The team last week surprised fans by announcing that it would move to a new stadium being planned at a suburban site in Cobb County. The deal calls for the Braves to fund 55 percent of the project's cost with public funds being used to cover the remaining 45 percent.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)