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  • FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, fans watch from the outfield as Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward swings at a pitch in the first inning of an opening day baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County in 2017. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, that the team decided not to seek another 20-year lease at Turner Field and began talks with the Cobb Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority in July.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    New Atlanta Braves stadium calls for $300 million in public funds

    Cobb County officials said Thursday the public will be responsible for roughly 45 percent of the cost. The Braves will be contributing about 55 percent, or $372 million.

  • FILE - In this April 8, 2005 file photo, The Atlanta Braves, right, and the New York Mets stand on the baselines at Turner Field in Atlanta during opening day ceremonies. The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County in 2017. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, that the team decided not to seek another 20-year lease at Turner Field and began talks with the Cobb Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority in July.(AP Photo/John Bazemore/File)

    Atlanta Braves moving to new stadium in suburban Cobb County in 2017

    Bucking the trend of teams pushing for stadiums and arenas closer to the city center, the Braves are moving from a site just south of downtown that has been their home since the team moved to Atlanta from Milwaukee in 1966.

  • Braves planning new suburban stadium in 2017

    Turner Field had a signature moment right at the start _ a trembling Muhammad Ali emerging from the shadows to ignite the flame that opened the 1996 Summer Olympics. In the years that followed, the Atlanta Braves hosted many memorable events of their own, from the World Series and All-Star game to the farewells of Bobby Cox and Chipper Jones.

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