The Atlanta Braves are planning to move out of the city of Atlanta into a new stadium in the suburbs in 2017 and we now have an idea of what that new stadium, Cobb County Stadium, will look like.
The Braves released drawings of the new stadium last week.
The stadium carries an estimated price tag of $622 million and will be the third home for the Braves since they moved to Atlanta from Milwaukee in 1966. Turner Field, which was originally built for the 1996 Summer Olympics, opened in 1997 and replaced Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium as the venue for the tomahawk chop.
Unlike the previous move of less than a city block, the 41,000-seat stadium will be about 10 miles from downtown Atlanta.
“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,” Braves President John Schuerholz, said of the drawings in a news release. “The renderings represent the sense of place we intend to create 365 days a year in addition to a world-class ballpark.”
You can see a slideshow of the drawings on the Braves website.