How To Get to SunTrust Park: Important Things You Need To Know

I wanted to pass on some important information from the Braves about how to get to and from SunTrust Park on game day!

The Atlanta Braves have put great thought and detail into how to make getting to SunTrust Park the best experience for you!  The Braves have joined in partnership with Uber, Waze, and Cobb County to help get you to the ballpark easier and help manage the traffic during game days.  They are excited to pilot new technology with the Uber app, and the updated MLB.com Ballpark App, to help make the entire process easier from purchasing your tickets, and planning your trip to and from the ballpark.

New Partnership with Uber:

“Uber announced the pilot of new technology that will make the pick-up experience fast and more efficient at SunTrust Park.”

“Riders leaving SunTrust park will be directed to the Uber Zone, which is located steps from the ballpark along Windy Ridge Parkway, through in-app messaging and physical signage. At the Uber Zone, fans will open their Uber app, set their destination and request a car as usual.  Instead of having to navigate to find a specific car and driver, riders will see a personalized PIN cole in their app and can simply give it to the next available driver in the Uber Zone.”

For game day travel, you are encouraged to make a plan in advance of your trip to SunTrust Park.  This can be done in 3 easy steps, and can be completed through the updated MLB.com Ballpark app.

What You Need to Know:

 Buy your ticket in advance!  The Braves have transitioned completely to PAPERLESS TICKETS.   Tickets can be purchased through the MLB.com Ballpark app where you will receive a barcode that will be scanned on your phone as you enter the gates.  You can also purchase tickets at Braves.com, or calling the Braves ticket office at 404-577-9100.

Buy your parking in advance!   When you purchase your game tickets, please also select and purchase your parking!  This will give you better choices of where to park and ultimately save you money.  There are 14,000 spaces around the ballpark, but purchasing before you arrive will give you customized directions and a pre-purchase discount.  Many lots will require a pre-payment, although some will accept credit cards at the site.  Plus, if you have bought your parking in advance, you will have the added benefit of the Waze app to help you get there.

Use the Waze App!  Because they are partnering with the Braves, Waze will be receiving real-time traffic information and updates from Cobb County to help spread out traffic in such a large area and help you maneuver around and find the best way to your parking lot (another reason to buy parking in advance).  Cobb County and Waze will be able to get you around trouble spots, much more than a smartphone map app, because it is customized to help you get to a Braves event.

To also help reduce congestion, The Cobb County DOT is assisting with traffic manageability by offering The Cumberland Circulator.  This transit system will have new routes to help you on game day, make daily traffic a bit more manageable, with enhanced mobility and frequency.

There are 14 access points to get in and out of the ballpark area, minimizing impact on everyday commuters.  There are 14,000 parking spaces available around SunTrust Park.  5,000 more parking spaces than at Turner Field…. for a ballpark with 8,000 less seats!  

I’m ready for new season in our awesome new ballpark!!  Let’s Play Ball!

For more information, go to Braves.com/transportation

 

 

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Do you Suffer from Glute, Hip, & Sciatic Pain?

With all of the sitting we do, from baseball/softball games on hard metal bleachers, to sitting in the car for a long time, it’s no wonder that we have glute, hip, and sciatic pain.

A few years ago, I was in a car accident that has left some long lasting back and neck issues and a couple of rounds of physical therapy.  I am a big fan of physical therapy because it has helped me so much. Recently, my physical therapist told me about the Lacrosse ball.  This little baby has saved my life.

When you experience tightness, pain, in the glute or hip area, I was told to put the Lacrosse ball between the painful area in your glute, and a wall.  You roll back and forth on the ball, against the wall, rolling the ball above the hip bone and below the hip bone until you feel the area loosen up.  Pain?  Gone!

Now, when you do this exercise, you might look like you are doing a funny “shimmy dance” up against the wall.  But, it’s ok.  It’s totally worth it.

You can find these Lacrosse balls at any sports store.  I found mine at Target in the sporting goods section.  They came in a package of 4 or 5.

I have also suffered from painful sciatica and was taught that if I squeeze a thick throw pillow (or two small pillows) between my knees for 5 seconds it will strengthen the sciatic nerve in my outside of my leg and relieve the pain.  Holy Moly, it works!

Here’s how:  Lay on your back on the floor, not a bed, use a pillow for your head.  Bend your knees, feet resting on the floor.  Choose a throw pillow (or two) thick enough that your legs in resting position can be hip distance apart.  Keeping your feet in place on the floor, squeeze the pillow(s) with your knees for 5 seconds, and then rest for 5 seconds.  Repeat.

These exercises are easy to do after a long car ride… all you have to do is take your lacrosse ball, find a wall, and so your “shimmy dance”.

And find 2 small throw pillows that you can squeeze with your knees and relieve sciatic pain after sitting for so long in a car or on an airplane.  What an absolute gift to be relieved from this pain.

If you are a sciatica, hip, or glute pain sufferer, I hope these can help you.  Let me hear from you!  Please ‘like’ this post and follow me at teammmombaseball.com.

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