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Turner Field was opened in 1997 following its metamorphosis from the Olympic stadium after the 1996 games held in Atlanta.  The stadium held 50,000 people at capacity, with plenty of disabled seating and access.  Previously, the Braves had played at the Fulton County Stadium, barely 100 yards from Turner Field.  The site became a parking lot for the stadium.  From the 2017 season, the Braves moved North to Cobb County into their brand new home, SunTrust Park.  Affectionately known as "the Ted" (after former owner, Ted Turner), Turner Field played host to the 2000 all-star game which was won by the American League, 6-3.  Chipper Jones hit the game's only home run. 


The first Braves game to be held there was against the Chicago Cubs and won by the home team 5-4.  Center Field was the home to the Braves scoreboard and screen, which towered over the stadium.  On top of the stands to Left Field was the coke bottle (Atlanta being the home of Coca-Cola).  Made entirely from baseball equipment, the coke bottle launched fireworks to celebrate Braves home runs and victories.  To Right Field was the "Turner Beach".  Open to all fans, this restaurant and bar overlooked the field and acted as a hospitality area.  The final game played at Turner Field was on October 2nd 2016, when the Braves beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0.


The stadium is located on the outskirts of the city, on Hank Aaron Drive.  It is near the junction of the I-75-85 and I-20.  It will remain in use, following its purchase by Georgia State University however, it will be converted into a football stadium.


In late 2014, construction began on SunTrust Park, which, located in suburban Atlanta, became the Braves' new home in 2017.  Management hoped that its increased accessibility and multi-purpose format would increase attendance at Braves home games, whilst allowing fans the best possible baseball experience.