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Goodbye, Turner Field; Braves to Cobb in 2017

The Atlanta Braves plan to build a new stadium in Cobb County and move there from Turner Field at the start of the 2017 season, team officials said today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The TED's short life as the home of the Braves is near an end, the team says.

The TED’s short life as the home of the Braves is near an end, the team says.

Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller, in a meeting with a small group of reporters, said the new ballpark will be built at the northwest intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the Galleria/Cumberland Mall area. They said the team has “secured” approximately 60 acres of land for the project, the AJC reports.

The Braves moved into Turner Field in 1996 under a 20-year-lease with the City of Atlanta.

The Braves said the new stadium is projected to cost $672 million, including parking, land and infrastructure, and will be built in partnership with Cobb County.

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