A rendering of SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves in Cobb County. (Courtesy of The Braves)

Braves president peppered by Cobb officials over transit to stadium

Cobb representatives questioned Braves President of Development Mike Plant Monday over the team’s plans for traffic and transportation to its new stadium, SunTrust Park, citing pressure from constituents.

The exchange came during a meeting with Cobb lawmakers and local officials to discuss the upcoming legislative session.

“People in my district are very concerned about the traffic,” Rep. Sharon Cooper told Plant, urging him to reach out to the public directly by attending local town hall meetings. “You’re here, I want it to be the biggest success that it can possibly be for our area but the concern over traffic is just paramount.”

Plant said the team was working with the county and the state to come up with the best plan possible.

“There’s a lot of traffic in Atlanta, I’m not going to solve that,” Plant said.

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In response to a separate question, Plant denied that the price of tickets had increased beyond the reach of many fans.

“We will still sell $7 tickets at SunTrust Park,” he said.

Rep. Stacey Evans expressed concern over the lack of public transportation to the ballpark, especially for concession workers.

Plant said that the team was aware of the issue and planning on providing shuttle service for workers from satellite lots.

Cobb Transportation Director Jim Wilgus also spoke, reassuring the legislative delegation that the county had a “good plan” for traffic.

“It will feel like an extension of the rush hour,” he said.

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