The idea is that instead of filling in the lake, they could utilize it as an asset as part of their design, and make it part of the amphitheater area and possibly even have the main walkway go over part of the pond with a boardwalk. The stage would probably need to be built over part of the edge of the lake, and it may require some additional amphitheater seating on the embankment, but that's not a big deal.
The benefit is not only for the public, but it provides the Braves with another asset, which is already in existence, for their development. It also gives them the opportunity to show they care about the public and earn trust. Myrtle Beach has a similar lake concept and mall that is doing very well.
I will be going to the Braves luncheon to pitch this concept to the Braves president. I am also going to be pitching it to the Cumberland CID and others. I don't know if they'll be all over it, or need some noise created. For anyone else who agrees with this idea, at least in principal, please start spreading the word.