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Mayor Kasim Reed: No problem selling Turner Field

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According to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Braves can't move out of Turner Field soon enough.

"We're entertaining three to four proposals for Turner Field right now," said Reed. "We can close Turner Field out right now in other words get rid of it. We could sell Turner Field right now."

Reed said the Braves have until next year to decide whether or not they will extend their contract with the city.

"If we didn't have the extension provision that the Braves have in their contract we would have already made a decision," said Reed. "The ability to extend is the only disruption in us having a public conversation about our plans."

The Braves announced last year the team plans to build a new stadium in Cobb County. That will be the team's new home by the start of the 2017 season.

The team made the decision to leave after the city refused to invest millions in a new stadium for them.

"The decision we made not to pay $150 to $250 million and put on a credit card without a revenue stream to support it was the right financial city for Atlanta."

Reed said that money will be used to improve infrastructures in surrounding neighborhoods.

"I want the people of Atlanta to know, in no uncertain terms, Turner Field is going to be more attractive that it's ever been."

Reed only mentioned Georgia State University as being involved the conversation about acquiring the 77 acre lot. He would not say who has made offers to buy it, but when it is redeveloped one thing will remain.

"We're going to preserve the monument for Hank Aaron's home run."

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