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The Atlanta Braves Are Getting a New Stadium and Yes, That Is Ridiculous

Turner Field hosted its first baseball game in 1997. It will host its last one in 2016.
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Shocking almost everyone, the Atlanta Braves just announced that they will be leaving their 17-year-old stadium and doing a very Atlanta thing - relocating to the suburbs.

The new $625 million, publicly subsidized facility will be located in Cobb County, well north of Turner Field. It will debut in time for the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Braves President John Schuerholz says they've acquired the land they need for the project and will turn the undeveloped area into a 60-acre mixed-use district centered around the ballpark.