The Atlanta Braves played their final baseball game at Turner Field at the weekend, but the Stadium is set to live on in another guise.
Turner Field will soon be transformed into Georgia State University’s new football field, giving it a third lease of life.
Originally built as Centennial Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, to serve as the centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympics, the stadium was then converted into a baseball park to provide a new home of the Atlanta Braves, where they played from 1997 to 2016.
Georgia State’s football team will now take over Turner Field, while the Braves will move down the road to the newly built SunTrust Park.
Image: The new SunTrust Park (courtesy atlanta.braves.mlb.com)
The Braves say that SunTrust Park will be the perfect marriage of classic ballpark feel, modern amenities and southern hospitality, creating a fan experience unlike any other.
An intimate setting of 41,000 seats (20% smaller than Turner Field) has been designed to maximize sightlines.
The Braves said that with the new ballpark, Braves fans will enjoy the best amenities in all of Major League Baseball, highlighted most in 4,000 premium seats in the SunTrust Club, Delta SKY360 Club and the Terrace Club, which are linked to the best seats in the building.
The Delta SKY360 Club, an 18,000 square foot hospitality club, will feature state-of-the-art technology.