Atlanta Braves groundsman Nigel Talton has become a viral celebrity for his alter ego “The Freeze.” His superpower? Being super fast and embarrassing fans that think they’ve got speed around the warning track of SunTrust Park. Read more here.
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Hurricane Irma, tracking to hit South Florida this weekend, could be the first real test for Marlins Park. Read more here. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves are apologizing for playing “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions vs. the Miami Marlins after offering free game tickets to hurricane-fleeing Floridians. Read more and watch video here.
The former home of the Atlanta Braves and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games begins its new chapter as the 24,000-seat home of Georgia State’s fledgling football program. This Sun Belt Conference team that has only been around since 2010 will try to carve out its own legacy. The first game is Thursday against Tennessee State. Read more and view photo here.
As hard as they’ve worked in the weight room and on their skills during the summer, Georgia State’s football players have also put in plenty of work helping put the finishing touches on the team’s new home — the former home of the Altanta Braves. Read more and view photo here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves in Cobb County (GA). For those who have not yet visited the state-of-the-art facility, Mock takes you there with over 9,000 words and 60 photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions. Read more and view photos here.
After more than six weeks in Florida for Spring Training and an 11-day road trip, the Atlanta Braves are finally coming home to their new digs. Following two impressive dress rehearsals, SunTrust Park officially opens tonight when the Braves host the Padres at 7:35 p.m. ET. Read more here. View gallery of food locations here. Watch unveiling of Bobby Cox statue here.
The Atlanta Braves released the third and final phase of their transportation plan for SunTrust Park on Monday, focusing on a new pilot program from ride-sharing app Uber and the capabilities of the MLB Ballpark application. Read more here.