Sep 2, 2014, 11:02 AM EST
If their shovels are as good as their bats have been lately, they’ll probably dig a hole three miles off target and a month too late. But for now this is the plan:
Although work has been underway on the site of the new Braves stadium in Cobb County for months, the team has scheduled a formal ground-breaking ceremony for Sept. 16.
The Braves said the ceremony will mark the start of the construction phase of the project, “putting it on schedule to host fans for Opening Day 2017.”
We still don’t know what the ballpark will look like. But here’s what they’re saying:
In a news release announcing the ground-breaking ceremony, the Braves said the new stadium “will bring together a classic ballpark feel, modern amenities and southern hospitality, creating a fan experience unlike any other.”
“Southern Hospitality” must mean that the Waffle House is staying. That’s good.
But no thanks on “a fan experience unlike any other.” We’re already getting a good deal of that lately.
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