The designing of the new Atlanta Braves stadium, and the challenges that ensue, begins with architects from Populous, a Kansas City-based firm. In a recent interview the principal in charge of the project described the new stadium as containing 41,500 seats for a more “intimate” feel for fans. The exterior, yet to be completely figured out, will be transparent in some way. This project differs from others because Populous plans to build an adjacent development to the stadium full of shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, and offices simultaneously to building the stadium. “It’s like designing a community at one time,” said the principal architect. The stadium should be ready in 2017.