ATLANTA (AP) When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space.
The Atlanta Braves announced last month that in 2017, they will move out of Turner Field and into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said after the announcement that Turner Field would be torn down to make way for a large-scale development.
"I've been so shocked by them moving the Braves out of Atlanta," Turner, 75, said in a recent interview with The Associated Press before his Captain Planet Foundation gala. The event drew nearly 700 attendees, including environmental activist Erin Brockovich, to raise funds for its programs and to recognize environmental stewardship.