The stadium was relatively non-descript, one of the many saucer-shaped multipurpose facilities built during the 1960s. The stadium was long known for the poor quality of the field of play - no one bothered to hire full-time groundskeepers until the early 1990s, instead relying on a city work crew. The relatively high elevation meant that the stadium was relatively favorable to long-ball hitters, giving rise to the nickname The Launching Pad. The stadium was refurbished for the 1996 season because it hosted the Olympic baseball competition. It probably looked better in many ways in its last season than it had in its first.
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was imploded on August 2, 1997. A parking lot for Turner Field now stands on the site, with a plaque in that lot marking the spot where Hank Aaron's historic 715th career home run, the most historic event ever to occur in the old park, landed in what was formerly the Braves bullpen.
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Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.73967278&longitude=-84.38963483&zoom=9)
Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.73967278&lon=-84.38963483&s=24&size=m)
Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=4&s=8&lon=-84.38963483&lat=33.73967278&w=600&h=400)
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