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The Super Fan's Ultimate Guide to SunTrust Park

Posted at Thu, Sep 27, 2018 4:13 PM
SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA | Wade FordSunTrust Park is the brand-new home of the Atlanta Braves. It opened for its first regular season game on April 14, 2017, to a sellout crowd. The park offers a plethora of things to do before, during, and after the game to keep you constantly entertained. Artwork in the Ballpark SunTrust Park is filled with art from various artists almost anywhere you look, so try to catch a glimpse of some of these popular works. Tomahawk, which was designed by Jason Williams, is built out of over 17,000 LEGO bricks and located in the corridor of the main entrance. In the Champions Suites, there are more than 30 paintings and prints by Richard Sullivan that depict all three Brave's world championships. Ross Rossin is the sculptor behind the statue of Hank Aaron hitting his 715th home run, which is located right in the center of the Monument Garden. Alumni Sundays Every Sunday game at SunTrust Park holds a surprise for lifelong fans of the Braves. Alumni of the Braves come to the Georgia Power Pavilion in The Plaza at 11:30 a.m. to sign autographs for an hour. Lines start early, and not everyone is guaranteed to get their favorite piece of memorabilia signed, so be sure to get there early. Monument Garden Monument Garden is located in the lower level near section 125 and highlights the history of the Braves. You can check out the Braves Hall of Fame, where 31 members of the organization are immortalized with plaques showing their accomplishments. There is also a bat or glove to represent the 55 members of the Braves who are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Make sure to learn about the history and evolution of the 25 variations of the team uniform. Inside the Monument Garden is a special section called Memorable Braves Moments, which is filled with historical artifacts from the team. You can see the knee brace Sid Bream wore in the 1992 National League Championship Series (NLCS) game, Hank Aaron's 1974 jersey, a 1957 World Series ring, and Bob Horner's four-game-run bat and ball. Fireworks What better way to enjoy a Friday night at the ballpark than with a firework display after the game? After every Friday home game, fireworks are set off from center field. You can see the fireworks best from behind home plate. SunTrust Tour If you want to see behind the scenes at SunTrust, you can go on a tour almost any day of the year. During the baseball season, tours run Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. There are no tours on Sundays with home games or weekdays with afternoon games. During the off-season, tours are offered at the same times from Monday through Saturday. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $12 for children. When you go to a game at SunTrust Park, you are in for a fun-filled day at the ballfield. Sit back, watch some baseball, and enjoy your time in this beautiful stadium. Image via slgckgc | Licensed by CC BY 2.0
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