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Kirkwood neighbors say pro football league in Pratt-Pullman is too loud


ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Residents of Atlanta’s Kirkwood neighborhood want some peace and quiet. They say their nights are filled with loud music and DJs from a professional football league in the Pratt-Pullman district. Today, they are asking for help from the city.

Neighbors say they welcome the growth they’ve seen in their neighborhood over the past few years, but some nights events in the Pratt-Pullman District are so loud their homes shake.

“You will be in your house and you will be able to hear the base in your house. I was sitting at my computer and all of a sudden I heard this boom, boom, boom. And I was like, ‘what is this?’ said Oshine Najarian of Kirkwood. “You know, and I thought maybe it was a passing car. It’s not a passing car. And you know, we’re not even the closest house.

The Pratt-Pullman District, also known as Pullman Yard, sits along Rogers Street and backs onto two residential neighborhoods; Edgewood and Kirkwood. It is a huge multi-acre property with several entertainment type businesses including an arena. The arena tent is used for fan-controlled football matches.

People who live nearby say that on game nights the announcer’s PA system, as well as loud music, can sometimes go well past 11 p.m.

The Kirkwood neighborhood organization wants the city to step in to quiet the noise. They also wonder why the city allows an event like Fan Controlled Football to be played so close to a neighborhood. KNO collected over 150 signatures from disgruntled neighbors. They sent this informal petition to the city.

“It’s not just 20 people. It’s not just the people of Warren Street. It’s people all over the neighborhood,” Najarian said.

CBS46 emailed Atomic Entertainment, which allowed the construction of the tent stadium, but they have yet to respond. The mayor’s office has yet to respond, but neighbors say their noise complaints are on the city’s radar.

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