Braves Unsure If Hank Aaron Statue Will be Moved to New Ballpark
ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves say they still do not know if the Hank Aaron statue will be moved from its current home at Turner Field to the team’s new SunTrust Park, which will open in 2017.
Keisha Lance Bottoms, the executive director of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday an agreement was reached with the Braves that the bronze statue would not move.
The Braves say there is no agreement. The authority believes it owns the statue.
The Braves said in a statement Wednesday they believe Aaron should decide the fate of his statue. Aaron declined comment to The Associated Press on Friday when asked about the statue.
The Braves say they will honor Aaron “in a significant way” at the new stadium in Cobb County.
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