Tag Archives: SunTrust Park

Merger Bringing Name Change to Suntrust Park

One way or another, it looks like the Atlanta Braves are going to be playing in a park that will not be named SunTrust. The $66 billion acquisition of SunTrust by BB&T Corp. means the two huge banks will be merged into one company under a new name, which has yet to be decided.  Read more here.

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SunTrust Park Brings Positive Fiscal Impact

A study commissioned by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce has determined that SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, and The Battery Atlanta are driving an average, total, net fiscal impact of approximately $18.9 million annually for Cobb County.  Read more here.

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Body Found in Freezer at SunTrust Park

The body of an employee was found in a freezer at SunTrust Park, the home stadium of the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday afternoon.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Marlins Park Will Have Partially Open Roof During Hurricane, Braves Apologize for Playing Song

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.

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A Mini SunTrust Park for Lookouts?

An owner of the 141-acre former foundry site off South Broad Street in Chattanooga (TN) says he can envision “a mini-SunTrust Park” holding not just a minor league baseball stadium but housing and retail space.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: SunTrust Park (Cobb County, GA)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe 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.

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SunTrust Park Officially Opens Tonight

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.

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