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Old 11-11-2013, 08:33 AM
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Default Braves Leaving Turner Field

Plan to build a new park in Cobb County, which is closer to Marietta.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:11 AM
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The first of the new stadiums to be replaced. Does this set the new standard for how quickly a stadium becomes obsolete? Kind of crazy.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:13 AM
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Totally out of the blue. I hope ownership knows their demographics well; they just gave a big **** off to the fans on the East, and Northeast side of the city.

The stadium is less than 20 years old, what the hell?
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:15 AM
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What a waste of resources-
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:50 AM
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Wow. It wasn't my favorite looking ballpark, but it definitely should have many more years left. I can't imagine it needs as much maintenance as they say in the article.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:14 AM
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Sounds like an absolutely stupid idea to me, but what do I know, I've never owned a sports team.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:29 AM
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Times must be great in Atlanta. The 25 year old Georgia Dome is also obsolete according to the Falcons.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:38 AM
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Totally out of the blue. I hope ownership knows their demographics well; they just gave a big **** off to the fans on the East, and Northeast side of the city.

The stadium is less than 20 years old, what the hell?
Check out the map of season ticket holders. They do know where their fans are:

http://deadspin.com/reports-braves-l...nty-1462167449
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:50 AM
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Check out the map of season ticket holders. They do know where their fans are:

http://deadspin.com/reports-braves-l...nty-1462167449
If someone was going to hand me $500m and free land to build a ballpark, I'd probably take it too.

I think it would be interesting to see that map of ticket buyers for the sox and cubs.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:14 PM
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If Turner Field isn't broken, why do they bother to look elsewhere? If teams everywhere start replacing stadiums this quickly, a lot of money is going down the tubes. Does this mean the Cell will be gone in 10 years? Makes no sense to me.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:43 PM
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If Turner Field isn't broken, why do they bother to look elsewhere? If teams everywhere start replacing stadiums this quickly, a lot of money is going down the tubes. Does this mean the Cell will be gone in 10 years? Makes no sense to me.
Sox are locked into their lease until 2029. At that point the stadium will be nearly 40 years old. I'd be willing to bet that with new ownership in place, there will be a lot of talk of building a new park. And I wouldn't be surprised if they used some of the same reasoning the braves are using now.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:52 PM
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Nothing surprises any more. The Cubs, being one of the most profitable teams in baseball are currently complaining how they are cash short and need to raise more money before doing anything. And their fans are buying it!
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:02 AM
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Nothing surprises any more. The Cubs, being one of the most profitable teams in baseball are currently complaining how they are cash short and need to raise more money before doing anything. And their fans are buying it!
The ownership of the Cubs has large debt.

The fact is that the Sox and whatever they draw are more profitable right now than the Cubs so long as the Ricketts family has to pay back loans they took out.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:55 AM
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The ownership of the Cubs has large debt.

The fact is that the Sox and whatever they draw are more profitable right now than the Cubs so long as the Ricketts family has to pay back loans they took out.
This is the part people don't realize. The Cubs have a ton of debt that they need to pay down annually, they have a fraction of the parking revenue, limited ad revenue,and maintenance of that 100 year old money pit they call home. All stadium maintenance of the Cell is picked up by the State. I would bet the Cubs are down $30-40 million vs. The Sox before they open the doors every year.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:45 AM
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This is the part people don't realize. The Cubs have a ton of debt that they need to pay down annually, they have a fraction of the parking revenue, limited ad revenue,and maintenance of that 100 year old money pit they call home. All stadium maintenance of the Cell is picked up by the State. I would bet the Cubs are down $30-40 million vs. The Sox before they open the doors every year.
The Sox also have the advantage of making more money from TV telecasts as more of their games are on CSN. CSN pays more per game than WGN does.

If you want to know why teams have started spending like crazy, it's all rooted in the revenue from TV deals with RSN's. Let's hope the Sox get a good deal when they renegotiate. With the Cubs likely to bolt, you can bet the Sox will be looking to get a nice payday from CSN when their current contract expires.

Heck, given JR's age and the fact his son doesn't want the team, expect them to use it as leverage when JR eventually sells.
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