Marlins-Braves game on July 3 moved to Fort Bragg, NC

NEW YORK (AP) – The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on the U.S. military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on July 3 in a 12,500-capacity ballpark to be built with funding by Major League Baseball and the players’ association.

The ballpark will be converted to a softball field after the game.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Atlanta’s Turner Field, and the Braves will remain the home team. The game will be televised by ESPN as part of its Sunday night baseball schedule.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Tuesday that it will be “a unique event that will benefit the men and women of Fort Bragg and their families for many years.”

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