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Braves Unveil ‘Truist Park’ as Stadium’s New Name

The Atlanta Braves officially bid adieu to the SunTrust Park era on Tuesday morning, when it was announced their stadium will now be known as Truist Park.  Read more and watch video here.

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SunTrust Park Awarded 2021 MLB All-Star Game

For the third time in a half-century and the first time in two decades, Major League Baseball will bring its All-Star game to metro Atlanta in 2021.  MLB commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Wednesday.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: CoolToday Park (North Port, FL)

Joe Mock of  BaseballParks.com recently visited CoolToday Park, the new spring-training home for the Atlanta Braves in North Port (FL).  Mock’s in-depth review checks in at 6,000 words and 26 photographs covering everything from the ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions.  Read review and view photos here.

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Braves’ Era at Champion Stadium Ends Next Saturday

Since 1998, the Atlanta Braves have spent their spring training days at Disney World’s Champion Stadium.  This era will come to and end next Saturday, when the Braves will play their final game at the ballpark.  In 2020, the Braves will move their spring operations to North Port (FL).  Read more here.

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Merger Bringing Name Change to Suntrust Park

One way or another, it looks like the Atlanta Braves are going to be playing in a park that will not be named SunTrust. The $66 billion acquisition of SunTrust by BB&T Corp. means the two huge banks will be merged into one company under a new name, which has yet to be decided.  Read more here.

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It’s ‘CoolToday Park’

The new spring training home of the Atlanta Braves has its name: CoolToday Park. On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves announced a partnership with CoolToday for the naming rights of the facility, slated to host its first game on Sunday, March 24, with the Braves taking on the Tampa Bay Rays.  Read more here.

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SunTrust Park Brings Positive Fiscal Impact

A study commissioned by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce has determined that SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, and The Battery Atlanta are driving an average, total, net fiscal impact of approximately $18.9 million annually for Cobb County.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Atlanta Braves’ New Spring-Training Complex (North Port, FL)

Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com has just released a 21-photo essay from his exclusive tour of the Atlanta Braves’ new spring-training complex currently under construction in North Port (FL).  Read more and view photos.

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Body Found in Freezer at SunTrust Park

The body of an employee was found in a freezer at SunTrust Park, the home stadium of the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday afternoon.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Braves CFO to Oversee New Spring Training Facility

Days after the Atlanta Braves announced a delay in the completion of their new spring training facility in Sarasota (FL), the club has shifted their chief financial officer to a new position with oversight of that facility.  Read more here.

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The Braves’ ‘The Freeze’ Gets Shot at Olympics

Atlanta Braves groundsman Nigel Talton has become a viral celebrity for his alter ego “The Freeze.” His superpower? Being super fast and embarrassing fans that think they’ve got speed around the warning track of SunTrust Park.  Read more here.

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Marlins Park Will Have Partially Open Roof During Hurricane, Braves Apologize for Playing Song

Hurricane Irma, tracking to hit South Florida this weekend, could be the first real test for Marlins Park.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves are apologizing for playing “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions vs. the Miami Marlins after offering free game tickets to hurricane-fleeing Floridians.  Read more and watch video here.

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Former Home of Atlanta Braves, Olympics Begins New Chapter

The former home of the Atlanta Braves and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games begins its new chapter as the 24,000-seat home of Georgia State’s fledgling football program.  This Sun Belt Conference team that has only been around since 2010 will try to carve out its own legacy.  The first game is Thursday against Tennessee State.  Read more and view photo here.

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Georgia State Puts Finishing Touches on Braves’ Old Digs

As hard as they’ve worked in the weight room and on their skills during the summer, Georgia State’s football players have also put in plenty of work helping put the finishing touches on the team’s new home — the former home of the Altanta Braves.  Read more and view photo here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: SunTrust Park (Cobb County, GA)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves in Cobb County (GA).  For those who have not yet visited the state-of-the-art facility, Mock takes you there with over 9,000 words and 60 photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions.  Read more and view photos here.

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SunTrust Park Officially Opens Tonight

After more than six weeks in Florida for Spring Training and an 11-day road trip, the Atlanta Braves are finally coming home to their new digs.  Following two impressive dress rehearsals, SunTrust Park officially opens tonight when the Braves host the Padres at 7:35 p.m. ET.  Read more here.  View gallery of food locations here.  Watch unveiling of Bobby Cox statue here.

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SunTrust Transportation Plans: Braves Announce Uber Pilot Program

The Atlanta Braves released the third and final phase of their transportation plan for SunTrust Park on Monday, focusing on a new pilot program from ride-sharing app Uber and the capabilities of the MLB Ballpark application.  Read more here.

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Sneak Peek: The Taste of SunTrust Park

SunTrust Park’s executive chef Peter Smithing and food-service provider Delaware North opened the gates of the new stadium Thursday to offer a sneak peek at how Atlanta Braves fans will feast on game days.  Read more here.   View food photos here.

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SunTrust Park Readies for Debut

Minus a few essential finishing touches — installing the bases, attaching the padding to the outfield wall and the like — SunTrust Park looks just about ready for a baseball game.  Read more and view media tour here.

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Braves Zero In on Sarasota for Spring Training

Atlanta Braves LogoThe Atlanta Braves, pending contract negotiations, are moving their spring training operation to the Sarasota (FL) area after spending the past 21 years in Orlando.  Read more here.

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Bronze Statue, Special Terrace to Honor Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park

Atlanta Braves LogoWhen fans make their first visit to SunTrust Park this year, they will have the opportunity to see the various ways the Atlanta Braves have attempted to preserve Hank Aaron‘s legacy and historical accomplishments via tributes constructed throughout their new ballpark.  Read more here.

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Commissioners End Talks to Bring Braves Spring Training to Collier County

Atlanta Braves LogoCollier County (FL) Commissioners on Tuesday rejected plans to lure the Atlanta Braves to the county for spring training.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Turner Field Redevelopment Plan Approved

Georgia State UniversityGeorgia State University will spend $52.8 million to buy and redevelop Turner Field and nearby properties.  It’s a major step forward in the school’s plan to convert the baseball stadium into a football stadium as part of a mixed-use development and campus expansion.  Read more and view photo here.  View stadium site here.

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Taproom, Microbrewery Coming to New Braves Ballpark

Atlanta Braves LogoThe Terrapin Beer Company and the Atlanta Braves are teaming up at the Braves’ new home, the team announced on Tuesday. Plans are in the works for Terrapin to have a new taproom and microbrewery at The Battery Atlanta, which will be adjacent to SunTrust Park, the soon-to-be new home of the Braves.  Read more and view rendering here

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Exclusive Ballpark Tour: SunTrust Park

Joe Mock BaseballParksAtlanta Braves LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com was recently given an exclusive ballpark tour of the new SunTrust Park currently under construction in Cobb County, about ten miles north of downtown Atlanta.  Read more and view photos here.

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Turning the Page on Turner Field: Part III

Joe Mock BaseballParksAtlanta Braves LogoIn the third of a series of articles about Turner Field, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has released his interview with former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones about his 16 memorable years at the ballpark.  Read more here.

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Turning the Page on Turner Field: Part II

Joe Mock BaseballParksAtlanta Braves LogoIn the second of a series of articles about Turner Field, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has released his interview with 89-year-old T.W. Lord, an Atlanta Braves season-ticket-holder for over four-and-a-half decades.  Read more here.

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Turning the Page on Turner Field: Part I

Joe Mock BaseballParksAtlanta Braves LogoIn the first of a series of articles about Turner Field, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has released an exclusive interview with Atlanta Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz on his thoughts about the Atlanta Braves’ home for 20 seasons.  Read more here.

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Braves Will Offer Free Gloves at New SunTrust Park

Atlanta Braves LogoHeaded to the ball park but forgot your glove? Don’t worry, the Atlanta Braves will have you covered in their new ballpark opening in 2017.  Read more here.

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Georgia State U. Buys Turner Field, Redevelopment Includes New Football and Baseball Stadiums

Georgia State UniversityAtlanta and Fulton County have signed an agreement to sell Turner Field to Georgia State University for $30 million, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Thursday.  Read more here and here.

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Fort Bragg Field Named ‘2016 Ballpark of the Year’

Joe Mock BaseballParksFort Bragg Field at Fort Bragg (NC), the one-and-done home of the 2016 game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on July 3, is the winner of BaseballParks.com’s award for the 2016 Ballpark of the Year.  Read more here.  Read press release here.

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Milwaukee Braves Move to Atlanta 50 Years Later: A Legal Perspective

Milwaukee BravesFifty years ago, the baseball world trained its attention on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and its impending decision in the case of Wisconsin v. The Milwaukee Braves, released on July 27, 1966.  At issue was whether or not a Milwaukee trial judge, acting on behalf of the state of Wisconsin, could prevent the Milwaukee Braves Major League Baseball team from relocating to Atlanta.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Reimagining Turner Field

Atlanta Braves LogoThe Turner Field area — now a stretch dominated by a stadium and parking lots — could be a denser more walkable community with a street grid much like what was lost decades ago through development of two stadiums and freeways.  Read more here.  View draft Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Fort Bragg Field (Fort Bragg, NC)

Fort Bragg MLB Game LogoJoe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com takes a full-blown, in-depth look at the temporary stadium built on the Fort Bragg campus for the MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on July 3.  Read more and view photos here.

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Fort Bragg Makes Baseball History

Fort Bragg MLB Game LogoReporting for USA Today Sports, BaseballParks.com’s Joe Mock gives a complete rundown of last night’s MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins at the temporary ballpark built on Fort Bragg.  Read more and view photos here.

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Fort Bragg Ballpark: Part III

Fort Bragg MLB Game LogoJoe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com has posted his final installment of a three-part series about the July 3 MLB baseball game at Fort Bragg (NC) between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins.  Read Part III here.  If you missed parts I and II, click here and here.

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Tentative Date Set for Opening of SunTrust Park

Atlanta Braves LogoThe Atlanta Braves will reportedly open their new ballpark in Cobb County (GA) on April 13 against the San Diego Padres.  Read more and view construction photo here.

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Fort Bragg Ballpark Almost Ready for July 3 Debut

Atlanta Braves LogoMiami Marlins New LogoThe finishing touches are being put on the ballpark built on a weed-infested gold course at the Fort Bragg U.S. Army post where the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on July 3.  The salute-the-troops game will cap an ambitious four-month project to create the temporary ballpark from scratch.  Read more and view photo here.

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Fort Bragg Ballpark: Part II

Fort Bragg MLB Game LogoJoe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from  BaseballParks.com has been interviewing key people behind the July 3 MLB baseball game at Fort Bragg (NC) between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins.  He is gathering material that will go into a story for USA Today Sports Weekly, but because he has compiled so much information, he has decided to do a series of pieces on his own site about the game and one-time use ballpark currently under construction.  Read Part II here.

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Fort Bragg Ballpark: Part I

Fort Bragg MLB Game LogoJoe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from  BaseballParks.com has been interviewing key people behind the July 3 MLB baseball game at Fort Bragg (NC) between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins.  He is gathering material that will go into a story for USA Today Sports Weekly, but because he has so much material, he has decided to do a series of pieces on his own site about the game and one-time use ballpark currently under construction.  Read Part I here.

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