Braves Stadium Concept Drawings Released

By: Val Powell - May 15, 2014

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves released 6 concept drawings and renderings of the new stadium in Cobb County that is said to seat more than 41,000.

Based on the designs that were released, the new stadium will be much more than just a baseball park. It will also serve as a showpiece for the Atlanta Braves’ own city located northwest of Atlanta.

The new stadium consists of four seating decks, and a 90-foot roof, which is thrice the size of Turner Field’s roof. The Cobb County ballpark is scheduled to open in April 2017. In addition to the $672 million stadium, there will also be office spaces, shopping centers, a hotel, roads, greenery, and 500 residences that cost up to $400 million. The additional structures will be built around the stadium.

The renderings also show a small park that surrounds the one-acre water feature. Additionally, there is a main plaza that will serve as gathering areas for game days. The plaza may also be used for community events and street festivals that will be held throughout the year.

John Schuerholz, President of the Atlanta Braves, said that the renderings are just a representation of how their vision of the stadium is shaping up. He also said that the team is still months away from the finalized plans, but they are “pleased with the progress.”

Designers of the stadium and the team are working together. The ballpark will be oriented towards the southwest, which is not a usual layout for ballparks. However, designers have already performed sun studies and concluded that there will be no problems with the layout they intend to use.

360 degree view of stadium site

With the release of the images of the new stadium, the Atlanta Braves also announced that they have a waiting list for non-season ticket holders who are interested in purchasing season packages at the Cobb County stadium.

Image via Home of  the Braves, Twitter

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  • cardinal fan jay

    Go Cardinals !!

  • Charlie Crespo-Fly

    Seems like the Braves want to move away from Atlanta’s “urban” area an move to a friendlier more Caucasian suburbs

    • Chop

      you are so smart

  • Britt Brisendine

    That’s 2 new stadiums we don’t need. I feel sorry for Cobb commuters.