Baseball

Atlanta Braves Moving to New Stadium in 2017

Taxpayers reportedly picking up at least part of the tab

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The Atlanta Braves announced Monday morning they plan to move to Cobb County in 2017.

According to a published report, the team is set to leave Turner Field after their 20-year agreement expires at the end of the 2016 season.

Turner Field's structure was originally built as the Centennial Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Summer Olympics, hosting athletic events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. After the Olympics, the venue was reconstructed into baseball-specific Turner Field and the Braves began playing there in 1997.