Braves Triple A Team May Move to Gwinnett

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) _ Gwinnett County is expected to vote tomorrow 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

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