COBB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- It may be the least compelling piece of property in the Braves new project in Cobb County -- but it addresses important concerns by fans and neighbors about parking. At least, it's a start.
The property is now the corporate headquarters of Genuine Parts, which is a company that retails automobile parts. The nine and a half acre site will likely be razed and reshaped into parking for its high-profile neighbor four-tenths of a mile away -- the new Atlanta Braves stadium. It's part of an ongoing effort by the ballclub to reach their goal of providing ten thousand parking spaces on site.
"People arrive by car. So we need to have a very effective parking plan. We know that," said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves VP.