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.
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.