A judge cleared the way Friday for Cobb County to issue bonds to fund taxpayers’ contributions for the new Braves stadium being built just North of Cumberland Mall. The AJC reports:
The judge overruled objections from about a dozen county residents, who sought to block the public financing plan for the new stadium and the issuance of up to $397 million in bonds to fund construction of the facility, which is scheduled to open in 2017 and has a $622 million budget.
Leonard ruled in a 38-page opinion, released at 5 p.m. Friday, that the exhibit hall authority has the legal right to issue the bonds, that the new stadium is a legitimate public expense, and that its agreement with the county government to pay off the debt is also legal. He overruled 12 legal objections to issuance of the bonds.
I’m sure the opponents will continue to talk about “other plans” to stop the stadium, just like some still claim they are fighting the Falcons new stadium. These are both done deals folks. Time to move on.