The latest increase in cost doesn’t change the amount of taxpayer money going into the project: The state of Florida, Sarasota County and North Port have committed approximately $45 million combined. A private developer will contribute $4.7 million plus land and infrastructure. The Braves are responsible for the rest.
The project changed general contractors shortly before the groundbreaking ceremony.
> Jeff Schultz breaks down why Dale Murphy and Fred McGriff may still get into the Hall of Fame and why Andruw Jones may not. See his column here.
> Atlanta United has agreed to sell Carlos Carmona to Colo-Colo in his native Chile. See Doug Roberson's report here.
> Sales data and fan surveys appear to have validated Mercedes-Benz Stadium's strategy of bucking sports-industry tradition with sharply reduced concession-stand prices. See story here.