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Commissioner voting against Braves new stadium speaks out

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The sole Cobb County commissioner who voted against the new Braves stadium in the county said she has no regrets about her decision.

"I had second thoughts leading into it trying to determine which way I was going, but after last night not at all," Lisa Cupid told CBS Atlanta News.

The commission voted 4-1 in favor of building a new $762 million Braves stadium at I-285 and I-75.

Cupid said she was not opposed to the project but needed more time to review details. The Braves announced only two weeks ago that they planned to move out of Turner Field in Atlanta.

The project will require $300 million from Cobb County and Cupid said her constituents felt it was rushed through. 

"A lot of them are not opposed to the Braves, they just want to be heard," said Cupid. "They want to have confidence that their tax dollars are going to be used wisely."

Supporters of the new stadium said it will be good for Cobb County's economy, but many agree approval of the project moved to quickly.

"It does seem awfully rushed and just convenient how it all it came out after Election Day, so no one even had it as a consideration during the election process," said Richard Marsh, who understood why Cupid voted against it.

A Braves spokeswoman said the team had no written timeline for the stadium but would put out a request for quotes from an architect.  Team representatives also plan to visit other new stadiums for ideas as the project moves forward.

The stadium is set to open for the 2017 season.

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