Braves' new park finally set for real test in home opener

As the Atlanta Braves Opening Day game in SunTrust Park on Friday, April 14, nears, local business owners and homeowners are watching game-day traffic to see how best to respond.

Dalton, GA, April 13, 2017-Beaulieu hit a home run by supporting the MLB Atlanta Braves in the inauguration game on April 14, providing a red carpet runway for the players. It was built to serve as the main stadium during the Summer Olympics in 1996 then retrofitted into a baseball stadium.

Outside of Stammen, both bullpens did their jobs for the rest of the game and the contest ended 5-2 in favor of the Braves, the first win in SunTrust Park history. Aaron tossed the underhand pitch to Cox, the former manager who had a new bronze statue unveiled at a stadium entrance on Thursday. We are anxious to start playing games at home. The park's listed capacity is 41,149, almost 9,000 fewer than the Braves had at Turner Field. Every team has had at least one series at home except for the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves are strongly encouraging fans to purchase pre-paid parking passes to games as they will help alleviate delays around the stadium. "Many elements of this approach are fundamentally different than the fan's experience at Turner Field". "There's going to be a lot of people there".

"It's just 375 (feet) to right-center", the slugging left-handed hitting first baseman said with a smile.

While he lives in Peachtree Corners and works in Suwanee, Feininger said the new stadium is closer for him than Turner Field, and he saw the writing on the wall about the move with the city of Atlanta when businesses and other activity moved away from the area.

Fans seemed to agree with Manfred's review of the $622 million park, which is flanked by an expansive mixed-use development offering restaurants, apartments, office space, a concert venue and a hotel which will open next year. Boston takes on Chris Archer and the Rays at Fenway Park.

It will be the first real test of the suburban park's ability to accommodate Atlanta's traffic.

A sellout of about 41,000 was expected, and most seats were filled before the first pitch. And if you want to try this beer, the ballpark is where you're going to have to head: Chopsecutioner will be available all year long exclusively on draft at the home of the Braves.

  • Julie Sanders