Back in November, the Braves announced they are moving out of Turner Field and into a new ballpark a few miles north in Cobb County for the 2017 season. The first artist's renderings of the new facility were unveiled on Wednesday:
Some initial thoughts:
• No roof (retractable or otherwise), which is good. I am pro-outdoors baseball and will happily sit through a few rain delays each season in exchange for bright, glorious sunshine.
• It looks like there are four decks, no? It also seems like the park could seat about 50,000 people, which is way too many. (The official site says 41,500.) The Braves have averaged closer to 29,000 fans per game over the last decade or so.
• Traditional look, nothing too flashy. It appears the outfield is more or less symmetrical with no weird angles or wall heights.
There are several more renderings available at the Home of the Braves website. The site was down for a few minutes earlier but it seems to be back online now.