The Atlanta Braves are moving out of downtown and heading to the suburbs.
Announced on Monday, the team will no longer play at Turner Field and are building a new stadium, which is set to be ready by Opening Day 2017.
As you may recall, Turner Field was originally built for the 1996 Summer Olympics, and was reconstructed into the Braves stadium shortly after.
“We are extremely excited that our address will still be Atlanta and so will the name across our jersey,” the team said in an announcement. The location is just outside Atlanta’s city limits.
Turner Field needs work to enhance the fan experience as well as the cosmetic structure, but it is costly according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The report states it would cost $150 million dollars to replace worn out seats and upgrading the lighting.
Why pay that money when you can just build a new field, right?