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gatorhata9
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Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season

It's only being reported by the Marietta Daily Journal but this is what they have:

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The Atlanta Braves are expected to announce today the team plans to relocate to Cobb County with a new stadium being ready for the 2017 season. They will be leaving Turner Field after their 20 year agreement expires at the end of the 2016 season . . . The new stadium will be built near the intersection of I-75 and 285. The current site is under contract and set to close in early 2014.


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Would be a good move, IMO. Getting it out of the slums and in to the suburbs. Will be easier for a lot of fans to than the hell that is downtown. This still seems a little bit odd but it kind of makes sense.
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DawgCountry
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
Yes. Get out of the projects and move up my way


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Ellunchboxo
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
Is Turner in the ghetto or something? Why leave?


NorthGAVol
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Yes it's in a fricking terrible area.


flyAU
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Hell yes!!


flyAU
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Atlanta: the land of stadiums


MagicCityBlazer
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Yes it's in a fricking terrible area.


Was it terrible in 96 around the time it was built?
The braves can't even fill a playoff quality roster and now suddenly they are getting a new stadium?

I mean the braves will struggle to resign Brian McCann for cryin' out loud and now a stadium?


LasVegasBandit
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
Meh. Hate to see white flight amongst major league sports teams.


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RollDatRoll
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
It has been confirmed now. Wow. Talk about coming out of nowhere. Should be great for the Marietta area.


DawgCountry
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I mean the braves will struggle to resign Brian McCann for cryin' out loud and now a stadium?


Blame Liberty Media. Maybe they feel the need to actually DO something...


DawgCountry
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Should be great for the Marietta area


I will be going to a lot more games now


MagicCityBlazer
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
Could this also be the reason that Marta never got access to the field because deep down the braves didn't want it?

I have taken the awkward bus from the marta plenty of times, it just felt strange.

It all makes sense now.


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Sophandros
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
Turner isn't in that bad of a location, and traffic would be even worse if they move it to Cobb.

They say "near 75 and 285". I work right there, and I have no idea where they think they'll put a stadium.

A better idea would be to invest in a light rail/subway line to Turner instead of running shuttle busses from Five Points.



Tigertown in ATL
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
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Will be easier for a lot of fans to than the hell that is downtown.


Yes because getting to that area is so easy in the evening.

This is simply stupid.


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Waffle House
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
Now just put the stadium at a damn Marta stop so you don't have to walk or take a shuttle bus.


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LSUMJ
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
AJC link
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MagicCityBlazer
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
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Blame Liberty Media.


Blame is the least of the things I feel towards Liberty Media


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JimMorrison
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
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Is Turner in the ghetto or something? Why leave?


Yeah it's in the hood. This is a good move, imo.

Are there any mock ups of the new stadium design? I bet it's going to be badass.


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lowspark12
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re: Confirmed: Braves Leaving Turner Field After 2016 Season
so whos going to pay for this one?... Im a little skeptical that atlanta metro will support to huge stadium construction projects at the same time, but more power to them if they can pull it off.


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