Braves release renderings of new ballpark, mixed-use development
MAY 14, 2014 10:33a ET
The Braves have offered a glimpse at their future, releasing six conceptual drawings of the new ballpark and mixed-use development in Cobb County they'll be moving to in 2017.
The images, the organization is stressing, are only preliminary and the actual plans for the site, which is located in the I-75, I-285 corridor have yet to be decide on.
"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," said Braves president John Schuerholz. "The renderings represent the sense of place we intend to create 365 days a year in addition to a world-class ballpark."
The new ballpark will hold 41,500, which, per the Braves will place a higher percentage of seats closer to the field than any MLB stadium and feature a 90-foot roof, which is three times the size of that of Turner Field.
Included with the new ballpark will be shopping, dining, living office and entertainment space, along with a hotel to create a play/work/stay environment.
Along with the release of the renderings, the Braves have also launched a waitlist for fans who are non-season ticket holders to purchase season tickets for the new park.
The Braves will remain at Turner Field through the 2016 season, with the new stadium and mixed-use development opening in April '17.