Atlanta Mayor: Turner Field to be demolished after Braves move

Oct 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) comes into the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of game two of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

In somewhat of a shocking announcement on Monday, the Atlanta Braves announced that they would be moving from Atlanta, where they’ve played since they moved from Milwaukee in 1966, to Cobb County.

It’s your standard move from the city to the suburbs. Well, normal for a family, not so much a baseball team, which left many Braves faithful very unhappy.

The other perplexing issue of this situation is what would happen to the Braves’ current home, Turner Field. All things considered, the ballpark is fairly new. It was built for the Olympics when they were held there in 1996 and has served as the home of the beloved baseball team since 1997.

So, what is going to happen to it? Maybe, being in the south, you can turn it into a hot bed for college football games to be played, with some renovations? Try to grab a contract with a minor league team?

No, instead of trying to figure out what to do with it, they’re just going to demolish it:

Topics: Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball

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