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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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Four Phillies pitchers combine to no-hit Braves

Sep 1 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: Los Angeles Times Sports

ATLANTA -- Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves, 7-0, to give a last-place tea ...
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4 Phillies pitchers combine for no-hitter

Sep 1 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: CBC Sports

Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to ...
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Phillies' Hamels, 3 relievers no-hit Braves

Sep 1 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: ESPN

Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the At ...
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Philadelphia Phillies Throw Combined No-Hitter vs. Atlanta Braves

Sep 1 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

This MLB season has been another abysmal one for the Philadelphia Phillies, but Monday was a bright spot. Cole Hamels and three other relievers combined for a complete-game no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves.   SportsCenter reported the final result when the score became official: Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Enquirer points out the significance of the game: Hamels pitched the first six innings of the contest, striking out seven batter. He allowed five walks while not ...
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Phillies Toss Combined No-Hitter vs. Braves

Sep 1 2014 3:28pm CDT | Source: SportsFilter

Four pitchers for the Philadelphia Phillies combined to no-hit the Atlanta Braves on Labor Day. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels threw six innings and was relieved for one inning apiece by Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon. The Phillies won 7-0. Hamels had thrown 108 pit ...
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WATCH: Phillies use four pitchers to no-hit the Braves

Sep 1 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

In the days of pitch counts, combined no-hitters are becoming more and more common.  At Turner field today, the Philadelphia Phillies needed four pitchers (and 147 pitches) to completely shut down the Atlanta Braves (second worst run-scoring team in the NL) for no hits in a 7-0 victory. Hamels was wildly effective today in AtlantaCredit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports via CBSSports.com Cole Hamels started wild before settling down.  He needed 108 pitches to ge ...
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Phillies pitching combined no-hitter

Sep 1 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Cole Hamels was unhittable, but the pitch count got him lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. Cole Hamels didn't allow a hit to the Atlanta Braves through six innings on Monday afternoon, but he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning after five walks and 108 pitches. Jake Diekman came in for the Phillies and held the Braves hitless in the bottom of the seventh. Fredi Gonzalez ordere ...
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Phillies have combined no-hitter through 7 innings

Sep 1 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Cole Hamels was unhittable, but the pitch count got him lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. Cole Hamels didn't allow a hit to the Atlanta Braves through six innings on Monday afternoon, but he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning after five walks and 108 pitches. Jake Diekman came in for the Phillies and held the Braves hitless for the bottom of the seventh. Fredi Gonzalez ordered an intentional walk to get to Hamels' sp ...
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WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Aug 31 2014 8:33pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting. Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitte ...
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