Atlanta Braves stadium development aims to keep fans lingering & spending

Atlanta Braves stadium development aims to keep fans lingering & spending
June 1, 2017 Cumberland CID

In a recent story by NPR titled “Atlanta Braves stadium development aims to keep fans lingering (and spending)”, Simon Fowler discussed the impact a huge sports venue can have on a local community like Cumberland.

Here’s an excerpt:

Nestled in the shadows of SunTrust Park, Doc’s Food & Spirits has been a fixture in the community for 35 years.

But since the Atlanta Braves’ billion-dollar stadium development opened in April, the tavern’s General Manager Martin Neff noticed something: an increase in the number of customers.

“More of them are coming after the game, including people who work at the stadium,” Neff said. “We’re a late-night establishment, we’re open until four in the morning. So we’re providing a service for even employees that work at The Battery.”

The Battery is the team’s 50-acre mixed-use development surrounding SunTrust Park.

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