The year of the stadium 

Metro Atlanta lawmakers agreed to two publicly funded stadiums. But at what cost?

STADIA MANIA: The road to stadium construction is paved with outrage, outcry, and the icky issue of public funding to build sports complexes.

Courtesy Atlanta Braves/Georgia World Congress Center Authority

STADIA MANIA: The road to stadium construction is paved with outrage, outcry, and the icky issue of public funding to build sports complexes.

To understand the roots of the public outrage over why metro Atlanta governments are tripping over their feet to fund sports stadiums for billionaires, look back to the July 31, 2012, transportation sales tax, or T-SPLOST. Early results indicated a wide gulf…

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