Braves to leave Turner Field for new stadium in 2017

Braves to leave Turner Field for new stadium in 2017
November 11, 2013, 1:45 pm
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17 years after moving into Turner Field, the Atlanta Braves are ready to move on.

The team announced on Monday plans to construct a new stadium in Cobb County, Ga. and make it their home park for the 2017 season. The project is estimated to cost $672 million and will be built in partnership with the county. The new stadium, yet to be named, will close Turner Field as the Braves’ ballpark after just 20 seasons.

How much exactly the Braves will spend is not yet disclosed. The park is expected to be partly financed by public funding.

The new stadium will be the second for an Atlanta professional sports team in 2017. The Falcons are also aiming to open their new $1.2 million football field with a retractable roof that year. The Falcons opened their current home, the Georgia Dome, in 1992 so it’s a quick departure for them as well.

For the full story go to NatsInsider.com.