Braves reveal designs for new ballpark

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This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)

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In 2017, the Braves will abandon Turner Field to take up residence in a new stadium about a dozen miles up the road. On Wednesday, the team released the first renderings of what the new stadium could look like at homeofthebraves.com.

“This is a very early look at how our vision is shaping up and, even though we are still months away from final plans and drawings, we are very pleased with the progress,” John Schuerholz, president of the Atlanta Braves, said in a statement. “The renderings represent the sense of place we intend to create 365 days a year in addition to a world-class ballpark.”

Capacity of the stadium will be roughly 41,000; Turner Field's current capacity is about 50,000. As you can see from the drawing above, there'll be a body of water (our suggested name: Lake Chipper) out past right-centerfield.
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