Lee’s efforts to bring Braves appreciated
August 20, 2014 09:44 PM | 1665 views | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I am writing in support of my Cobb County Commissioners, in particular, Chairman Tim Lee and his visionary work to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County.

The Braves and the county know a good thing when they see it. The Braves are embracing success with their move, much like the successful relocation of the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Ballet and the organization which I lead — the Atlanta Lyric Theatre.

With the help of Chairman Lee, The Lyric brings more than 23,000 people a year to our Cobb County/Marietta based events, many of whom are residents of neighboring counties. The Lyric’s subscription base has increased more than 700 percent since our move to Cobb; and, since Chairman Lee’s help with The Lyric’s relocation to the Cobb County Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre, our subscription base has increased 22 percent in one year!

Cobb County means business! I fully support Chairman Lee’s vision and look forward to Cobb scoring yet another “home run!”

Brandt Blocker

Managing Artistic Director

Atlanta Lyric Theatre

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We love Tim
August 22, 2014
I second your comment and please ignore the handful of naysayers here as they don't at all represent Cobb County. Us regular citizens love Tim Lee and Support the Braves move to Cobb!
August 23, 2014
Too bad Lee did all he could to avoid a Referendum on the Braves.

We will never know what the Majority wanted.

Every time the Braves give out a Hundred Million Dollar Contract... I will wonder why the Braves needed or Lee gave them 300 Million of Taxpayer money.

Chump Change to the Braves.
Ben Twomey
August 22, 2014
Brandt, I think you are selling yourself and the Lyric short when you guve credit to Lee, or anyone else, for the laudable success of the Lyric. While the preferable staging are of the Anderson, along with the availability of parking, have certainly added to the appeal of the Lyric, the success it has enjoyed is due in no small part to your vision and the talented people you attract. As a long time theatre goer, I can say that I have never seen a production of the Lyric that was not top notch.

In short, the Lyric will endure and prosper whether Tim Lee is around or not. Rest assured, neither the Lyric, nor Cobb County need Tim Lee or the Braves to survive and prosper.
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