Braves Rumors: Atlanta reportedly could play a game at a race track. No, seriously

MLB's latest venue experimentation could have the Braves playing in a very unorthodox location.

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It is clear that Major League Baseball is trying their damnedest to find creative ways to bring the game of baseball to a wider audience. The Atlanta Braves were a part of one of the most famous examples of this when they took part in the game played at Fort Bragg back in 2016. Even now, the Dodgers and Padres are currently playing the first series of the 2024 season over in South Korea.

However, it appears as though MLB could be set to expand into yet another market and once again, the Braves could be taking part. According to a recent report from Fox Sports' Chris Myers, it sounds like Bristol Motor Speedway is going to play host to a big league game and the rumor currently is that the matchup could end up being the Braves versus the Rangers.

Rumor has it that the Braves could play a game at Bristol Motor Speedway

We are extremely light on details here and the Braves' involvement is only a rumor at this point. It is worth mentioning that when the Fort Bragg Game was announced in 2016, it was announced in March 2016 so if this game were to be played during the 2024 season, we could get an announcement soon.

However, the timing doesn't really work out for a Braves-Rangers matchup at Bristol in 2024. Presumably, the game would replace a Braves home game if it were to happen. Given the Braves' proximity to Bristol and the number of their fans in the area, that makes a lot of sense to do. Atlanta does host the Rangers this season, but the series takes place April 19-21. It stands to reason that we would have already known that there was a Braves game being played at a race track a month from now.

If the rumors are true about the Braves' involvement, though, then that leaves either an exhibition game OR a 2025 regular season game as options. We'll see how it all shakes out and if we will see Ronald Acuna Jr. park a baseball or two on to turn three at Bristol in the not too distant future.

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