Turner Field’s Aaron statue isn’t making the move to SunTrust Park, but will remain in downtown Atlanta.
The new statue is the creation of Atlanta-based artist Ross Rossin, who previously completed two portraits of Aaron.
Adjacent to the statue at SunTrust Park will be a sculpture featuring 755 baseball bats in honor of Aaron’s career home-run total. The sculpture will be almost six feet tall and 10 1/2 feet wide.
The Hank Aaron Terrace, open to the public on the upper left-field level, will display the bat and ball from his 715th home run. The terrace, which will have an inside bar and outdoor seating, will be decorated with 715 bat knobs, each inscribed with the date and opponent of an Aaron home run.
The end-seat filigrees on every row throughout the stadium will feature the silhouette of Aaron’s legendary swing.
The Braves' regular-season home opener at their new Cobb County stadium is scheduled for April 14 against the San Diego Padres. The first game in the stadium will be a March 31 exhibition against the New York Yankees.
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