ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.
Three Cobb County residents opposed the authorization and appealed a Cobb County Superior Court ruling approving the bond issuance to the high court.
The unanimous opinion published Monday says an intergovernmental contract used to authorize the bonds is valid, that the issuance of the bonds does not violate the state's Constitution or revenue bond laws and that the process used to validate the bonds was not improper.
The Braves announced in November 2013 that they would be leaving Turner Field, near downtown Atlanta, for a new stadium to be built in Cobb County. They plan to begin playing there for the 2017 season.