How the Braves-Cobb deal went down

How the Braves’ proposed move to Cobb unfolded:

May 2012: The city of Atlanta enters talks with the Braves about Turner Field's upcoming lease renewal. The Braves seek capital improvements that could cost more than $150 million. The Braves also want to broadly redevelop the area around Turner Field to create new revenue.

April 4, 2013: The Braves and the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority, which oversees Turner Field, clash over parking at the stadium. Some parking is used by Georgia State University, and on opening day, Braves tailgaters are threatened by GSU police with being ticketed or booted, straining relations.

July: Cobb officials and the Braves begin secret talks about a possible deal for a new stadium in Cobb.

September: The Braves submit a proposal to Atlanta to redevelop the area around Turner Field, including shops, restaurants and a parking deck. The Braves estimate such a development could bring it $200 million in new revenue.

Nov. 7: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is told the Braves plan to move to Cobb County.

Nov. 11: The Braves announce the team's intention to move to a Cobb stadium. Atlanta City Council members are surprised.

Nov. 12: Reed concedes the Braves are bound for Cobb and announces plans to demolish and redevelop Turner Field into a residential area.

Nov. 14: Cobb announces it will spend $300 million in public money toward a $672 million Braves stadium near interstates 75 and 285. The county plans to repay $276 million in bonds for the stadium project from new and existing taxes. These include redirecting property-tax revenue, existing hotel-motel taxes, a rental car tax in unincorporated areas of the county, a tax hike for businesses and rental housing in the Cumberland area, and a per-night hotel room fee in that area.

Nov. 19: Atlanta City Council passes a resolution asking the Braves to reconsider.

Nov. 20: Braves release sketches of a proposed $400 million development in the 45 acres surrounding a new stadium in Cobb. The Braves envision an entertainment district that will draw people year-round.

Nov. 21: A Cobb town hall meeting is held to discuss the proposed Braves stadium. The crowd is divided.

Nov. 25: A cross section of groups unite in opposition to the stadium — from Tea Party groups to local chapters of the NAACP. They urge Cobb to delay its vote.