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MLB: Braves Moving to New $672 M Stadium in Cobb County in 2017
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MLB: Braves Moving to New $672 M Stadium in Cobb County in 2017

Nov 11 2013, 8:37pm CST | by

The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and will move to a new taxpayer-supported stadium in Cobb County in 2017.

The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and will move to a new taxpayer-supported stadium in 2017.  According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves will move to an area...

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MLB: Braves Moving to New $672 M Stadium in Cobb County in 2017

Nov 11 2013, 8:37pm CST | by

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The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and will move to a new taxpayer-supported stadium in Cobb County in 2017.

The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and will move to a new taxpayer-supported stadium in 2017. 

According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves will move to an area in Cobb County which is approximately 60 acres. More specifically, the new stadium will be put up at the northwest intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the Galleria / Cumberland Mall area. 

The estimated cost of the Braves' new home -- including parking, land and infrastructure -- will be $672 million. In addition, it will be "surrounded by hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, and other entertainment options," per the Braves' official website. 

Braves president John Schuerholz says it will be a better experience for the fans.

"We think this is going to be a remarkable, positive development on all sides. It will make it far greater for our fans, with a far more enjoyable experience. It should be successful. We believe it makes us look more comfortably, favorably and positively toward the continued development of our organization." 

For his part, MLB commissioner Bud Selig said the league "fully supports" the Braves' decision. 

"The Braves have kept us apprised of their stadium situation throughout this process. Major League Baseball fully supports their decision to move to a new ballpark in Atlanta for the 2017 season, and we look forward to their continued excellence representing their community, both on and off the field." 

Braves executive vice president of business operations Mike Plant confirmed no contract with Cobb County has been signed yet but told ESPN he's "100 percent certain it will happen." He also reveals talks with Atlanta Fulton County Recreational Authority regarding an extension of the team's 20-year stadium lease which expires in 2016 broke down earlier this year. 

USA Today Sports' Ray Glier also reported on Nov. 11 that Cobb County "has already snatched the Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet in the last several years, and it set its sights on the Braves." 

In addition, the impending move comes on the heels of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons' plans to build a new downtown, retractable-roof stadium worth $1.2 billion which will also open in 2017.

The Braves moved to Atlanta from Milwaukee in 1966. Once they arrived, they settled in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for 30 years before moving to Turner Field right across the street. Turner Field had originally been the designated Centennial Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Olympics, per Glier. 

 

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WATCH: Braves fan hit in face trying to catch foul ball

Sep 17 2014 8:50pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

This clip from Wednesday night’s Nationals-Braves game at Turner Field is going to make you wince…and then maybe laugh. Ah jeez. I’m laughing. The poor guy had no chance at this foul ball. What’s more embarrassing – the Braves’ play on the field this September, or this fan completely whiffing on catching this foul ball and eating it? But seriously, random Braves fan, we hope you’re alright. The post Braves fan gets smashed in face by foul ball appeared first on The Outside Corner. ...
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SunTrust signs US$250 million deal for Atlanta’s new ballpark

Sep 17 2014 3:03am CDT | Source: Sports Pro Media

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks has signed a 25-year deal to be the naming rights partner of the Atlanta Braves' new ballpark. ...
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Nats Journal: Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 150

Sep 16 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

The Nationals can win a division title on Tuesday with a win over the Braves. They have now beaten the Braves six of the past nine meetings. Atlanta is .500 for the first time since opening week, their season falling apart in September. Tanner Roark (13-10, 2.96 ERA) faces off against Aaron Harang (11-10, 3.72 ERA). Harang has a 5.50 ERA in his past six starts, but his last start was seven innings and no earned runs against the Nationals. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game bel ...
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Strasburg solves Braves; Nats poised for title

Sep 15 2014 9:33pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of th ...
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Braves fall back in WC race after falling to Nats

Sep 15 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Coming off a miserable road trip, the Braves were hoping to gain some momentum courtesy of their latest opportunity to face Stephen Strasburg. But instead of frustrating Strasburg yet again, they extended their offensive woes in Monday night's 4-2 loss to the Nationals, who are now on the brink of cl ...
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Bryce Harper Injury: Updates on Nationals Star's Status and Return

Sep 15 2014 7:29pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

With the Washington Nationals likely heading to the playoffs, the last thing they want to see is injuries to key players. Unfortunately, Bryce Harper was removed from Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves. The team announced the issue on its Twitter account: Mark Zuckerman of CSN noted there was no obvious injury that occurred during the game: Harper was batting .270 with 13 home runs and 32 RBI for the Nationals coming into the day, but he has been much better ...
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Philadelphia Phillies Will End 2014 On Down Note Thanks To West Coast Travel

Sep 15 2014 3:07pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

With only two weeks left in the 2014 season, the Philadelphia Phillies will be traveling to the west coast for their next seven games. They will have an off day next Monday before playing a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, and then they return home the next day to ...
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The Washington Nationals: More Than Big Names

Sep 15 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

When the Washington Nationals won 98 games in 2012, the team reached the postseason for the first time since the move to Washington. It was also the their first playoff appearance since the Montreal Expos made it in 1981. The Nats’ run of course included shutting down Stephen Strasburg, who wound up on the disabled list in 2013 anyway. With the rash of Tommy John surgeries this season, it’s becoming clear that changes on the margins are not breaking pitchers: even well h ...
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Pennant primer: Braves, Royals melt down

Sep 15 2014 8:42am CDT | Source: USA Today: Sports

The Royals and Braves both failed to step on teams well out of contention ...
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Nats Journal: The Nationals haven’t lost a Jordan Zimmermann start since July 28

Sep 15 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

As the Nationals steam roll towards a division title and the playoffs, they are putting themselves in an enviable position. Once they clinch, which seems all but inevitable over the next week as the Braves stumble, the Nationals will be able to choose how they want to set up their starting rotation. Two more weeks remain in the regular season, but Jordan Zimmermann is making a strong case to perhaps open a postseason series. Read ...
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