Braves setting up parking scam at new Co

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    The Braves are shaking down private parking lot owners near Ender Inciarte Jersey their new Cobb County stadium set to open next year, according to theAtlanta Journal-Constitution and Deadspin.The AJCreported last weekthat in February, Cobb County officials, at the request of the Braves,"quietly pa sed an ordinance that outlaws property owners within a half-mile of the stadium from Mike Foltynewicz Jersey charging for parking during games and other special events at the stadium." That means only the team can profit from parking, and since no public transportation will reach SunTrust Park, driving is really the only option.MORE: Best bar near every MLB stadiumCobb County says the ordinance was pa sed for public safety. The club said the same.But what it really Freddie Freeman Cool Base Red Jersey does is keep the Braves in control of all parking revenue and gives them strong leverage while negotiating deals with owners of these privatelots. There wouldn't be enough room for all fans without these 10,000 spaces, so this a sures the Braves canBJ Upton Jersey use them while still generating revenue. It's a real mafia-like shakedown.Per Deadspin, the Braves stole this scam from the Redskins and owner Daniel Snyder, who after he bought the teamaskedPrince Georges County to ban fans from entering the stadium on public sidewalks.That meant fans had to park in lots he owned since public Dansby Swanson Cool Base White Jersey transportation didn't get to now-FedEx Field. Snyder also pulled a similar stunt in 2005 at a Six Flags in Ma sachusets.Cobb County taxpayers are already paying $400 million to fund the new stadium, which will replace the perfectly-fine and easy-to-get-toTurner Field, built in 1997.
     

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