My Tour of SunTrust Park

I had the privilege of touring our new SunTrust Park yesterday.  What an incredible sight!  What was once a field of dirt and just an idea, is now quickly becoming a reality.  Every detail, every design element, every space, seat, feature, club, food venue has been carefully thought out and constructed for us, the Fans!  The players will get a state of the art clubhouse, a separate area to hang out, eat, cook, and rest.  When it comes time for them to bat in a game, they will have a different space to take some swings before stepping onto the batters circle.  I am so proud of Derek Schiller and everyone at the Braves Organization for tirelessly examining every detail possible to make this a nice ballpark for Braves fans and the players.  I have had the pleasure of serving on the Fan Advisory Board for SunTrust Park for the past 2 years and I can tell you that this new ballpark and the adjacent development, The Battery Atlanta, is going to be amazing!  Bring on 2017!  And Let’s Go Braves!

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Our first glimpse of the field as field prep was being done.  This brings me so much excitement for the season to come.
press-box
The field is now behind me and the press box is up at the top of this picture.  This gives an idea of the beautiful thought and architectural design that has gone into this great project.
below-the-chop
This is the lower level of the Coors Light Chop House called, “Below The Chop”.  There will be two rows of wooden bleacher seating here.  The opening to the field will have a vinyl coated fencing and fans will have a field level view, just a few feet from the right fielder position!  Pictured:  Braves President of Business, Derek Schiller, who also assisted in this description.  (Thank you!)
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First Base side seating.  We will be closer to the action in this wonderful, intimate ballpark.
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The Braves will have extra space outside the Braves dugout for players to take some swings before being on deck.
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The Braves Clubhouse–beautifully designed and attention to detail.

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batting-tunnel
The Braves Batting Tunnel: Pitching machines will be available to give the players the kind of pitch and the speed they choose.
managers-office
The Office for the Official Braves manager, Brian Snitker!
infiniti-club
This beautifully designed premiere club, will be located on the terrace level behind Home Plate.  This will showcase many Braves Memorabilia, have exclusive food and drink, as well as many places to enjoy the amazing decor and atmosphere.  This will be available to fans with terrace level seats.
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Photo taken from the Third Base side
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Photo taken from one of the Middle levels looking down.  You see the right field foul pole in front of me.
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The SunTrust Park Scoreboard and the Chick-fil-A Cow!
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Ready to Chop!
view-from-center-field
Seeing it close to completion makes me very excited.  The construction workers are working fast and furious getting this done for Opening Day, 2017.  Last I heard, they were ahead of schedule.
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The Iconic ‘A’
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Have I mentioned that I am excited??
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This is the bridge leading to second level of The Battery Atlanta.  It will have specialty shops and restaurants that will be used not just during the Braves baseball season, but year round.
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A look down “main street” of The Battery Atlanta
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What you will see coming in one of the ballpark entrances.  What a great sight this will be, especially if this is the first thing you see!

We can’t wait!  Thank you again to the Braves Organization for all of your hard work!

Go Braves!!

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