Brett Williams shoots a photo as he and Jim Kiss take a tour of Turner Field led by Bill Hardman, before the Braves' last baseball game there against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, October 2, in Atlanta. The franchise is planning to start the 2017 season at SunTrust Park, which is under construction in Cobb County, north of Atlanta.
Before it was Turner Field, it was Centennial Olympic Stadium, the main venue for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. At the Games' opening ceremony, millions from around the world joined those in the stands to watch as Muhammad Ali, his hands shaking from Parkinson's disease, lit the Olympic cauldron. Here, the USA 4x100 relay team of Gwen Torrance, Inger Miller, Gail Devers and Christy Gains celebrate after winning the gold medal.
Phylis Smith of Great Britain at the start of the Women's 4x400m relay at the 1996 Games' Centennial Olympic Stadium, which became Turner Field.
Former Atlanta Braves great Hank Aaron looks on as pitcher Tom Glavine puts home plate from Atlanta Fulton County Stadium on top of the plate at Turner Field before the Braves opened their new home against the Chicago Cubs on Friday, April 4, 1997.
Ted Turner, then-owner of the Braves, throws the first pitch before the first regular season game in Turner Field.
On September 30, 1997, in the first postseason game at The Ted, Greg Maddux, now in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, pitched a complete game, defeating the Houston Astros 2-1 in the National League Division Series.
October 19, 1999: The Braves reached the World Series in dramatic fashion. In Game 6 of the NLCS against the New York Mets, Atlanta coughed up a four-run lead but eventually won 10-9 in the bottom of the 11th inning when Andruw Jones walked with the bases loaded. It was the only year a World Series was held at "The Ted." The New York Yankees swept the Braves in four games.