- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Cobb County has issued more than $376 million in bonds to build a new stadium for the Braves.

Documents filed Wednesday by the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority follow a June Georgia Supreme Court ruling upholding the bond authorization. Three Cobb County residents had challenged the bond authorization.

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 near the interchange of interstates 75 and 285. The team plans to begin playing at SunTrust Park in April 2017.

Officials with the county’s legal firm Butler Snow say the $376.6 million in bonds will fund part of an estimated $662 million stadium construction cost. The court allowed up to $397 million in bonds.

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