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If you are a Braves fan, you may soon watch the team play in a new location.  Monday morning, the Atlanta Braves made the announcement that it will not seek another 20 year lease at Turner Field.  The team will move to a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County in 2017.  Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller confirm that talks are underway with the Cobb Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority.

The infrastructure at Turner Field was originally built for the 1996 Summer Olympics before being converted to a baseball park that opened in 1997.  The stadium will be part of a 60-acre development near Cobb Galleria mall.

Schiller says financing will come from the Braves and the Cobb County government. The team will be responsible for any cost overruns.
 
John Schuerholz, Atlanta Braves President said, "Would we like to make more money? Absolutely. And if we did, we would reinvest it in the team as we have done each and every year that we've operated this franchise, which has allowed us to put the pennants on the wall most every year. What we make, we reinvest in our product, our team."

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