CUMBERLAND — A group of Cobb County business owners have launched an ad campaign that encourages residents to support the proposed $672 million Cobb Atlanta Braves stadium.
Jay Cunningham, owner of Superior Plumbing, and John Loud, president of Loud Security Systems, both based in Kennesaw, visited the 60-acre wooded site of the proposed stadium, located near the Cumberland Mall, on Monday to film a commercial that will begin airing on Comcast on Wednesday.
They are part of a group of seven who launched a website, CobbHomeoftheBraves.com, on Monday to encourage residents to urge commissioners to vote yes for the proposal on Nov. 26.
Cunningham said he and Loud have volunteered together on previous civic-minded campaigns, such as promoting special purpose local option sales tax referenda.
“We’re trying to get Cobb to come together and realize that the stadium is a perfect and maybe the best idea ever for Cobb that we have,” Cunningham said. “It brings Atlanta to Cobb. It puts us on show, essentially, forever. We can show the rest of Georgia and maybe even further who we are and how good Cobb is.”
The website is offering a drawing to win a pair 2017 season tickets for Cobb residents who send a message of support to commissioners.
“Jay and I are willing to put all of our resources behind it between now and next Monday to try to get the citizens to let the commissioners know that this is what we want,” Loud said.
Having a unanimous, 5-0 vote by the Board of Commissioners approving the deal, Loud believes, is important because it sends a signal that Cobb is united.