ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are planning a groundbreaking ceremony later this month for their new stadium in Cobb County.<br />
Work is underway at the suburban Atlanta site, with a formal ceremony scheduled for Sept. 16. The stadium is set to open in 2017.<br />
Braves CEO Terry McGuirk says the new ballpark will be a world-class venue providing fans with "the ultimate fan experience, both inside the park and out."<br />
The stadium will include 41,500 seats with a three-deck design and an extensive canopy to shield more fans from sun and rain.<br />
The site will also feature a multimillion dollar, mixed-use project featuring retail, office and residential space. The new stadium will cost an estimated $672 million to build, with Cobb County contributing $368 million to construction costs.
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