Braves reveal designs for new ballpark

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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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)

This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark in Cobb County. The Braves say the stadium will seat 41,500 and include plenty of revenue-generating amenities around the ballpark. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)

This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County. The Atlanta Braves release renderings of their proposed new stadium in suburban Cobb County, which they say will seat 41,500 and include plenty of revenue-generating amenities around the ballpark. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)

This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County from a regional aerial view showing Buckhead at left rear and Downtown Atlanta at rear right. The Atlanta Braves release renderings of their proposed new stadium in suburban Cobb County, which they say will seat 41,500 and include plenty of revenue-generating amenities around the ballpark. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)

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)

This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County, including the plaza outside the stadium. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)

This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County including restaurants and shops along a boulevard outside the stadium in suburban Cobb County, which they say will seat 41,500 and include plenty of revenue-generating amenities around the ballpark. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2017, replacing Turner Field. (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)