Braves to Break Ground on New Ballpark, Designed by Populous
ATLANTA – Officially launching a new era for Atlanta Braves baseball, the organization will host a groundbreaking for its new ballpark on Sept. 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. The ceremony begins the construction phase of the project, putting it on schedule to host fans for Opening Day, 2017.
“This new ballpark will be a world-class venue that will give Braves Country the ultimate fan experience, both inside the park and out,” said Terry McGuirk, Chairman and CEO of the Braves. “We look forward to continuing to build great memories for our fans at this wonderful new location.”
Designed by Populous, the new home of the Braves will bring together a classic ballpark feel, modern amenities, and southern hospitality, creating a fan experience unlike any other. An intimate setting of 41,500 seats will be designed to maximize sightlines. The ballpark will feature a three “deck” design with the middle and upper decks cantilevered over each lower deck to ensure all seats are closer to the action. An extensive canopy – approximately three times larger than most ballparks – along with several indoor spaces and clubs will ensure the most comfortable environment during any type of weather. Wider concourses, most with direct views to the field, will allow easy access around the ballpark to specialty food and beverage areas.
The venue’s architecture will pay tribute to the natural environment while integrating into the existing topography of the site, which features a gently sloping terrain, allowing the home plate side of the park to nestle into the hillside.
The project will be the first of its kind – a lifestyle destination that will seamlessly integrate a state-of-the-art baseball stadium with an engaging multi-use community. This will create a vibrant atmosphere with unique shops, restaurants and entertainment venues that is accessible 365 days a year.
Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-285, the new ballpark will feature greater accessibility, with 14 access points to the site and ample parking evenly distributed throughout the destination.
For more information, visit www.HomeoftheBraves.com.
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The Atlanta Braves are the National League’s winningest franchise since 1991. During that time, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.
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