Hey, it’s a new rendering of the Atlanta Braves‘ new stadium, everybody!
As one Twitter commenter already noted, there is still no sign of the promised cantilevering that was supposed to “push seats closer to the field.” The middle deck might overhang the lower deck by a smidge, and the upper over the middle by a couple of rows, but that’s hardly anything to write home about when compared to the cantilevering of yore.
The rest of the Twitter thread is fun to read as well, including these highlights so far:
— Mike Cole (@MikeColeNESN) September 16, 2014
— Jeff Sharon (@Jeff_Sharon) September 16, 2014
@Braves ITS NOTHING LIKE THE MAGICAL FAIRY TALE CARTOON YOU SHOWED US 6 MONTHS AGO
— Scott (@BravesGasm) September 16, 2014
The consensus opinion, though, appears to be “meh,” which is a fair take. The Braves are in a tough situation, really, replacing a run-of-the-mill modern stadium with another stadium that doesn’t have any interesting features around it to make it less run-of-the-mill. (Maybe Cobb County could build a suspension bridge across one of its highways?) Actual cantilevering would certainly make a new park stand out, and get fans excited about closer views, but OH NO THE WELL HEELED MIGHT BE CAST INTO SHADOW INSTEAD OF BATHING IN THE GLORY OF THE SUN’S RAYS AS IS THEIR BIRTHRIGHT, so forget that.