We have some conceptual renderings of the new Atlanta Braves ballpark posted, as the team goes for an intimate ballpark designed for the elements: lots of shade and lots of air conditioning.
These are conceptual renderings, of course, and the Braves warn that they are subject to change as realities meet concepts. The current plan calls for a 41,500-seat ballpark, complete with a 90-foot roof and air conditioning on every level. As you can see, this will be a tall ballpark: the Braves say the new ballpark will have a higher percentage of seats closer to the field than any other MLB ballpark.
To the right of the ballpark in this drawing: a kids’ play area complete with full diamond and other attractions. The ballpark will be integrated into a larger development; you can see the main entry plaza in right field. A full concourse circles the playing field, whle a restraurant is planned for left field. It’s nestled into the hillside, providing multiple entry areas.
Here’s the entry plaza described above, featuring restaurants, a one-acre water feature and a boutique hotel, where fans will have views of the playing field and the plaza.
Here’s the ballpark location in respect to downtown Atlanta. The current plan calls for 14 access point from major highways, as well as 6,000 parking spots onsite and more within walking distance.
Here’s the current master plan for the ballpark area, which will feature 500 residences, shops, restaurants, office development and the aforementioned hotel. It’s a downtown-themed urban lifestyle development currently in vogue.
The Braves are slated to move out of Turner Field for the 2017 season.
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