Progress is picking up even more at SunTrust Park as we close in on the final year of construction.
Crews are now working six days per week on stadium and FanPlex construction, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. The pace has accelerated further, but not because progress has fallen behind schedule. Rather, the timeline is so tight that if one aspect of the construction falls behind, the entire project runs the risk of falling behind, Braves Executive Vice President of Business Operations Mike Plant told the Daily Journal.
Members of the Braves’ front office will move into the new stadium on Dec. 9 instead of the end of November, as previously planned, but the backup is due to the franchise adding 10,000 square feet of previously unplanned office space, the report added.
Meanwhile, another project lifted off last week. The famed 40-foot Chick-Fil-A cow that has stood atop Turner Field since 2008 was removed from the stadium by a crane on Saturday, AJC.com reported. It was taken to a New Orleans studio to be refurbished before it moves to SunTrust Park for the start of the 2017 season, the report added.
The new-and-improved cow will have a digital signboard instead of the current sign draped over its front, AJC.com also said, but the cow will no longer “chop.” The 18,000-pound cow will be installed at the new stadium on April 11 and will be located in right-center field, the report added.
At the top of the page, you can see the latest monthly update to my animated image at the SunTrust Park construction site. If you’d like to scroll through each of my ground images individually, you can see them below:
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