On November 10, 1964 — The Braves sign a twenty-five year lease to play in the newly constructed Atlanta Stadium and will continue to play there until the team moves next door to Turner Field in 1997. The ballpark, which becomes officially known as Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1975, will affectionately be called the ‘Launching Pad,’ reflecting the ease that home runs were hit there due to being located 1,000 feet above sea level on foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
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