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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 08 / 14

ATLANTA Ballpark groundbreaking next week The Atlanta Braves will hold a groundbreaking for their new ballpark Sept. 16. The ceremony begins the construction phase of the project, putting it on schedule to host fans for Opening Day 2017. The ballpark, at I-75 and I-285, will feature 14 access ...

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