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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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