New pictures of planned Atlanta Braves stadium

The Atlanta Braves have released six new pictures, for a first peek at the new ballpark and mixed-use development design.

"This is a very early look at how our vision is shaping up and, even though we are still months away from final plans and drawings, we are very pleased with the progress," said John Schuerholz, president of the Atlanta Braves. "The renderings represent the sense of place we intend to create 365 days a year in addition to a world-class ballpark."

One of the big stories associated with the stadium is not necessarily what it will look like, but how fans will get there.

During a press conference about the renderings, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Derek Schiller addressed what the Braves, Cobb County and Georgia Department of Transportation are working on to make travel plans easy for everyone.

"There are significant studies being that have been done," Schiller said. "Access to the new Braves ballpark will improve what we currently have at Turner Field."

The other major issue was also addressed during the press conference.

"There is going to be a lot of parking onsite," Schiller said. "Parking, we believe, will be better, more enjoyable and easy access than it currently is at Turner Field."

The area will have shopping, dining, living, office and entertainment space, as well as a boutique hotel.

The Braves also announced the launch of a waitlist for fans who are non-season ticket holders and who are interested in purchasing season tickets in the new ballpark. Current season ticket holders already receive top priority in securing season tickets for the new ballpark. To join the wait list, go to www.braves.com/newballpark to register with a $100 refundable deposit for access to purchase season tickets for the new ballpark. That deposit can be applied to the cost of the season tickets.

Both the ballpark and mixed-use development will open in April 2017.


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