COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously upheld a Cobb County court's ruling that authorized nearly $400 million in bonds to build the new Atlanta Braves stadium.
In an opinion published Monday, the state's high court says issuing the bonds does not violate the Georgia Constitution.
The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority agreed last year to issue up to $397 million in bonds to cover the public share of building the new SunTrust Park in Cobb County's Cumberland area. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved the bond issuance.
During a July 2014 bench trial, three Cobb County residents -- Larry Savage, Richard Pellegrino and T. Tucker Hobgood -- argued the bonds should have received taxpayer approval before being issued. After a Cobb County Superior Court judge validated the bonds, the three appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court.