null Baseball The Braves and Marlins helped make history Sunday night, but both teams were just afterthoughts in the historic event.The two teams played the finale of their three-game series at Fort Bragg Field, a new 12,500-seat facility at the U.S. military installation by the same name in Fayetteville, N.C. It's the first professional sports contest ever played at a U.S. military base, and the first game ever held in the state of North Carolina. The game will be televised on ESPN Sunday night, and is being seen by U.S. military personnel around the world on the eve of Independence Day.Hold an game on a military base, and you'll get plenty of unique photo opps, like this: Squad goals. #FortBragg— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 3, 2016 Let's play ball! #FortBragg— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 4, 2016The and the PA paid for the construction of the new field, as a way of thanking the U.S. military on the eve of America's 240th birthday. The stadium is being presented as a gift to Fort Bragg and will be converted to a softball and recreational facility for base personnel.The 12,500-seat stadium is a marvel from a logistical standpoint. The stadium was built on the site of an old golf course. Workers broke ground in March, and sodding only began in May. Tickets were awarded to Department of Defense ID cardholders through a lottery.One of those spectators on hand is not only a veteran, but a member of the military reserve. Cardinals pitcher Mitch Harris, a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve, posted a photo of the field on his Instagram account before the game. AwesomeA photo posted by Mitch Harris (@mitch_harris2) on Jul 3, 2016 at 5:43am PDTNeedless to say, players on both sides were excited to be part of the historic event."These military guys that we're going to be around are the real heroes who give us an opportunity to do what we do every day," Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski told .com. "It truly is an honor to be able to be a part of something like this."