When Was Atlanta Braves Sold?

The Atlanta Braves are an American professional baseball team based in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Braves compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division.

Between the years 1966 and 1996, the team called Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium its home stadium. From 1997 onward, they played their home games at Turner Field.

Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves

Since 2017, they have called Truist Park, formerly known as SunTrust Park, which is situated in Cumberland, Georgia, approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the northwest of the central business district of Atlanta.

CoolToday Park in North Port, Florida is where the Braves hold their games during the spring training season. The title “Braves” wasn’t used for the first time until 1912, and it was derived from a term that referred to a Native American warrior.

They are known as “the Bravos,” and they are frequently referred to as “America’s Team.” This is because the games of the team were televised nationally on TBS from the 1970s until 2007; as a result, the team has a fan base that spans the entirety of the United States.

The National League’s only two original franchises still in existence are the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs.

The Boston Red Stockings were the original name given to the Atlanta Braves when they were established in 1871 in Boston, Massachusetts. This team should not be confused with the Boston Red Sox of the American League.

When Was Atlanta Braves Sold?

The Atlanta Braves were sold in 1962. In 1962, Perini parted ways with the Braves and sold the team to a consortium based in Chicago and led by William Bartholomay.

Almost immediately, Bartholomay began marketing the Braves to larger television markets in order to increase their exposure. Atlanta Stadium, a new ballpark with 52,000 seats and a cost of $18 million, was built in less than a year by the rapidly expanding city of Atlanta under the leadership of Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.

The stadium was officially opened in 1965 in the hopes of luring an existing major league baseball and/or NFL/AFL team.