The FIFA World Cup Brazil starts today. Congrats to all soccer/football fans around the globe! In this post, however, I publish a photo story about totally different sport and place that is not related to the game of soccer.
Turner Field is a baseball park located in Atlanta, Georgia. It was originally built as Centennial Olympic Stadium to serve as the centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Since 1997, it has served as the home to the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).
If you travel to Atlanta, you might want to consider visiting Turner Field, one of the Atlanta’s Top Tourist Attractions. And I would recommend to do it in the nearest future. Why? The Braves’ lease at Turner Field expires at the end of the 2016 season. Instead of renovating Turner Field, the Braves announced that they would vacate the ballpark after 2016 for a new stadium to be built in Cobb County, north of Atlanta. The majority of Cobb County residents do not support the decision of building a “traffic maker” next to the most busiest highway of Atlanta, especially paying for the construction with their tax dollars. But that’s another story… Site clearing has already started. Construction will begin February 18, 2015 with final completion by February 21, 2017. Turner Field will remain the “Home of the Braves” for only two more seasons. These photos were taken during Atlanta Braves vs Seattle Mariners day game on June 4, 2014.
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