DULUTH, Ga. (AP) _ The trip from Triple-A to the majors will
soon be less than 40 miles for prospects of the Atlanta Braves.
Gwinnett County approved a plan Tuesday to build a new stadium in
the booming Atlanta suburbs, which will allow the Braves to move
their International League team from Richmond, Virginia, for the
The Gwinnett Braves will play just up I-85 from the big league
club. If the area's notorious traffic isn't too bad, it will be
about a 45-minute drive from downtown Atlanta's Turner Field to the
county's new stadium, which will be located near the Mall of
Richmond has been the home of Atlanta's Triple-A team since the
franchise moved from Milwaukee in 1966. But the Braves failed in
negotiations to get a new stadium to replace The Diamond, a
The R-Braves will spend one final season in Virginia before
moving to Gwinnett.
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