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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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