Braves Leaving Turner Field For Cobb County; New Stadium Opening In 2017 To Be Closer To Chattanooga

Monday, November 11, 2013
Pres. John Schuerholz
Pres. John Schuerholz
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Turner Field will no longer be the home of the Braves after the 2016 season.

President John Schuerholz announced on Monday that the Braves are planning to build a state-of-the-art ballpark that will open in Cobb County, about 14 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, in time for the start of the 2017 season. The proposed stadium will be located on the northwest corner of the I-75 and I-285 intersection.

The Braves informed the city of Atlanta late last week they would move from Turner Field when their 20-year lease on Turner Field expires at the end of 2016. Club officials are scheduled to meet with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday to detail their plans.

Since moving from Milwaukee in 1966, the Braves have been located in downtown Atlanta near the I-75 and I-20 intersection. They played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium through the end of the 1996 season and then moved across the street to Turner Field the following year.

(Source: MLB.com)


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