First brick set at SunTrust Park

The first of 775,000 bricks that will be the main exterior at the Braves’ new SunTrust Park was laid during a ceremony Thursday morning.

Dignitaries from the Braves, Cobb County government, and ballpark sponsors were on hand for the ceremony. The first brick was laid by Eutis Morris, 83, who laid the first concrete block at Fulton County Stadium and placed the first and last bricks at Olympic Stadium, which later became Turner Field.

Two time capsules were sealed in concrete after the brick ceremony. The capsules included a video of the SunTrust Park ground breaking; parts of the Big Chicken; a 1948 World Series program; dirt from both older stadiums; a baseball signed by the 1995 championship team; and recordings from team broadcasters.


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