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BRAVES FANS GET SNEAK PEEK AT NEW BASEBALL STADIUM
Published November 29, 1994
The first detailed preview of the new baseball stadium being built for the Olympics shows seats beyond the dugouts, "which traditionally have been the worst because they face the outfield, will be angled 10 degrees. Fans in these areas won't have to crane their necks to focus on infield action." The overhang from each level of seating is minimized, "so fans have unobstructed views of fly balls." And fans accustomed to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium "are in for a big surpise." Those who sit at field level -- which is where most of the 49,800 seats are -- "will have to pay closer attention to the games or risk getting popped by a foul ball." The stadium is scheduled to open in '97, after reconstruction from an 85,000-seat track-and-field stadium for the Olympics. The new stadium will have 52 skyboxes, each with 12-16 seats. A stadium club in left field will have 400 seats and 200 more in an adjoining bar. There will also be 6,000 club level seats (Michelle Hiskey, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/29).