Used for the opening and closing ceremony of 1996 Olympics, Turner Field was converted into a baseball stadium for the Braves in 1997. It is one of only two MLB stadiums (the other, Dodger Stadium, was used solely for baseball in 1984) to house Olympic events.
The stadium the Braves played in until 1996, County Stadium, stood adjacent to Turner Field. It's now a parking lot, save for one remnant from the old County Stadium: the segment of the left-centerfield wall that Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run cleared. The wall surely remains preserved both as an homage to Henry Aaron's achievements and legacy and to highlight the impact his record had on American culture in the era of the 1970s.
While exploring the stadium, I met two people who were in the stands on the night Aaron broke the career home run record. One, Jere, was an infant on April 8, 1974. According to her parents, two amazing things happened that night: Aaron hit his record-breaking homer and she walked for the first time. Usher Walter Banks, who has worked for the Braves for 49 years, was working as an usher that night. He cites Aaron's homer as one of the defining moments of his career as a Braves usher. Photos of both Jere and Walter are below.
Final Score: Braves 8, Phillies 2.