The Atlanta Braves are seeking to make enhancements to the 17-year-old stadium with the team currently in discussion about their lease with the City of Atlanta.
“We’re happy staying here,” said Mike Plant, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Braves. “We certainly need to do some renovation work here. When you look at this stadium and compare it to your house and my house, I mean, eventually you need a new roof and windows need to be painted.”
The Braves Organization is seeking funds for Turner Field’s redevelopment from tax incentive programs of the city, state and federal government.
Turner Field has been home to the baseball franchise since 1997 after originally being built as Centennial Olympic Stadium in 1996 to serve as the main event site during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The Braves have reportedly hired the same team that wrote the Atlanta Falcons economic impact report for their stadium to do the same for them.