The city of Atlanta is going to be getting a huge facelift in the next few years. The construction on the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium has already began next door to the Georgia Dome and the new Atlanta Braves’ stadium will be opening in 2017 as well.
The latter stadium will not be built near Turner Field, but rather outside of the city and in Cobb County. That leaves a pretty big problem for the city: Turner Field.
The stadium was opened in 1997, meaning by the time the Braves move to SunTrust Park, the stadium will only be 20 years old, not constituting a tear-down of the park. The city is trying to decide what to do with Turner Field and it looks like they have made a decision.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Turner Field will be sold to Georgia State and real estate firm Carter. The Panthers will turn the park into a football stadium since they have been using the Georgia Dome as their home field since beginning the football program in 2010.
This is a huge step for the Panthers, who went 6-6 and made a bowl game for the first time in team history this year. They will now be able to profit greatly from their new stadium and not having to share any revenue with the Falcons.
The Panthers will move into their new stadium in 2017.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Braves Country Beat