Additional land to be incorporated into baseball team’s parking and transportation planning at new stadium.
The Atlanta Braves in a press release Thursday announced plans to purchase the land that currently houses the headquarters of Genuine Parts Company, which neighbors SunTrust Park and the Braves’ mixed-use development site.
“We are excited to have entered into this agreement with the Braves and welcome them to the neighborhood. Likewise, they have been a great partner and we are thrilled to further extend our partnership,” Tom Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of Genuine Parts Company, said in the release.
“Our move will allow us to remain nearby in Cobb County and will create a corporate campus feel for all of our associates. We are pleased that our longtime home will help expand the footprint of the Braves development and also help to enhance the fan experience. We can’t wait for Opening Day of 2017.”
The 9.5-acre parcel sits to the north of the land purchased by the organization in 2013 and brings the total land controlled by the club to more than 90 acres. The parcel, .4 miles from SunTrust Park’s home plate, is a distance comparable to that of the “Blue Lot” from Turner Field.
The Braves are evaluating different options for the property as part of their comprehensive parking and transportation planning around the new development, according to the release.
SunTrust Park and the mixed-use development will open by Opening Day 2017.