The Braves did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
At an October forum to discuss transit in metro Atlanta, the Braves' President of Development, Mike Plant, expressed confidence that the team's plan to manage traffic coming to and from the stadium would "work really well." The plan is being rolled out in phases leading up to first pitch at the new stadium in April, 2017.
"You don't want to talk to somebody about a movie premiere eight months in advance," Plant said. "That's why the phases (include) more and more details that become more and more relevant and get a lot more attention at the time you're going to use them."
Karl Von Hagel, manager of the Cobb County International Airport, said he was not surprised the Braves were unable to strike an agreement with Dobbins.
“Military bases are rather tough to use for civilian uses,” he said. “There’s quite a few hoops you would have to jump through.”
Von Hagel said Hartsfield-Jackson was likely the only airport in the area able to accommodate the type of large planes favored by professional sports teams.
A spokesperson for Cobb County said the county has no knowledge of the discussions between Dobbins and the Braves.