Look for the city to treat the Braves’ departure as an opportunity to remake the area as a year-around, residential/entertainment center. And maybe someday, a place for horses to run. Deal’s office is quick to remind that pari-mutuel betting is still illegal, but there are persistent efforts at the state Capitol to change that.
Could it be a chance also to rebrand the Braves’ image? The scuttlebutt among some politicos is that the team may also look to change their logo amid the move.