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Cobb County Leaders: Bringing In Braves Worth The Risk

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ATLANTA-Details of a financing plan haven't been made public yet, but Cobb County leaders say the benefits of luring the Braves away from Atlanta are worth any potential financial risk.
    
Brooks Mathis is an executive with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce who helped negotiate the deal for a new baseball stadium about 10 miles north of the current stadium in downtown Atlanta.
    
Mathis says the people of Cobb County will see "huge benefits for many, many years to come."
    
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told a news conference Tuesday that while he wanted to keep the Braves in Atlanta, he could not accept a deal that required the city to incur $150 million to $250 million in debt for improvements at Turner Field.

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