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Kinston Most Logical Choice For New Location

After conversing with Peter Hjort of the Captiol Avenue Club and Mac Thomason of the Braves Journal, we have concluded that the most logical place for the high-A Braves to land is Kinston, N.C. 

Kinston is currently the home of the Cleveland Indians' high-A team, but their PDC is expiring this year. This would give the Braves the opportunity to move in on Kinston, as the only other location with an expiring PDC has been renewed by the Washington Nationals, which was Potomac, Maryland.

The ballpark in Kinston is Grainger Stadium, the home of all of Kinston's minor league teams since 1949, and it seats 4,100 people. In contrast, BB&T Coastal Field, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' home park seats 6,600. Myrtle Beach was a prime location due to the fact that it is a well known vacation spot.

This is far from official, but in terms of logic, it seems like the most likely landing spot. We'll have another update when the Braves make an official announcement about their decision.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.