In March of 2016 it was announced that the Atlanta Braves would host a special game on the evening before Independence Day at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Planning and bulldozing began soon thereafter, and construction was completed with just a few days to spare before July 3. The resulting baseball field and (mostly) temporary grandstand is thus considered one of those odd anomalous stadiums such as Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Like Colt Stadium in Houston, Fort Bragg Field is a rudimentary, roofless single-deck ballpark with symmetrical outfield and straight fences. It also has the characteristic of long field dimensions in the power alleys, although the distances down the foul lines were normal. In addition to small bleacher sections next to the bullpens in each corner, there are large sloped "standing room only" areas across most of the outfield. Those are rendered in green in the diagram above, because they were evidently made of artificial turf, so that fans could enjoy a picnic during the game. It is also noteworthy that the Braves chose to hold this special game away from their "normal" home in Atlanta, the soon-to-be-vacated Turner Field . Although this was an official game, it was only open to military personnel stationed at Fort Bragg, which is the home of the 82nd ("All American") Airborne Division, one of the combat units participating in the D-Day invasion of France in 1944. The one official MLB game played here was at night, so the lack of a roof to provide shade did not matter. The Miami Marlins beat the Braves in that game, 5-2.