The Atlanta Braves' plans for a new stadium in Cobb County, Ga. came out of nowhere for most of us, and the team is wasting no time in getting started on it.
The project will officially get underway with a ground-breaking ceremony on Sept. 16, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Tuesday. The stadium is expected to open before the 2017 season, giving them 2 1/2 years to build the place.
Some drawings of the new stadium have been released, but the team plans to reveal more detailed pictures by the end of this season. It is expected to seat just over 41,000 fans.
The Braves currently play in Turner Field and will leave for their new home after just 20 seasons there. Turner is the 17th oldest stadium out of 30 MLB ballparks.
Nats Park, in case you were wondering, is the fifth newest stadium in baseball. Marlins Park, Target Field, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field were opened after Nationals Park did in 2008.