Braves Celebrate 2019 Season with What's New at SunTrust Park
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
The Atlanta Braves, the defending National League East Champions, released details on what’s new at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta. From affordable options for families to new dining and retail selections around the park, there is something for everyone.
“Atlanta Braves baseball has always created terrific memories both on the field and in the stands. We continue to innovate the fan experience which begins well before fans walk into the gates and after the celebration of a Braves win,” said Derek Schiller, Braves President and CEO. “SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta provide value at every turn, including more than one-third of our seats priced under $20, the ability to bring your own food into the ballpark, all surrounded by promotions and southern hospitality all season long.”
An overview of what’s new at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta this season:
• Broadcasting – Rock 100.5 is the new FM home of the Braves, joining the Braves flagship radio station, 680 the Fan with a rotation of Ben Ingram, Jim Powell, Joe Simpson and Don Sutton. 2019 marks 680 the Fan’s 10th Anniversary of airing the Braves games, pre and postgame shows and weekly content.
Fan favorite, Jeff Francoeur, joins Chip Caray in the FOX Sports South/Southeast booth.
• Uniforms – the red jersey returns for Friday Nights at SunTrust Park for “Red Out” Fridays. Fans are encouraged to wear red. Other uniforms have slight adjustments.
• Family-friendly activities: One of the primary initiatives this season is low or no cost family-friendly activities. What’s new, on Sundays Hope & Will’s Sandlot, the state-of-the-art kid’s zone with a rock-climbing wall, zipline, carnival games and more, is free for kids. Families can pair that with bringing their own food and drink into SunTrust Park and checking out a glove for free at the Mizuno Glove kiosk and run the bases after the game, for a day the family will never forget.
• Social: SunTrust Park is the number one Instagram location in the state of Georgia. In addition to game photos and video uploads, there are locations around the park to showcase. The Braves built “a set” in the Xfinity Rooftop which was created for the boomerang filter on Instagram.
• More food options: Delaware North, the official food and beverage partner of the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park, has unveiled a new concession menu with fun creations that highlight regional and ballpark favorites. A few of the new items include:
-- “The Best Darn Steak Sandwich in Baseball,” featuring sliced herbed beef tenderloin served on a fresh brioche roll with balsamic glazed arugula, roasted Portobello, crunchy fried onion and creamy blue cheese sauce
-- A Chicken and Waffle Boat
-- The BLOOPER Burger – a giant sandwich stacked with four cheeseburger patties, a footlong hot dog and chicken tenders.
• Entertainment and retail options: Visitors to The Battery Atlanta can enjoy:
-- A year-round H&F Burger accessible from the ballpark and The Battery Atlanta
-- A new outside bar area at the Terrapin Taproom restaurant.
-- BURN by Rocky Patel, an evolution in cigar lounges, offering an exotic mix of fine cigars, premium spirits and live performances.
-- Additionally, two retail stores have opened since last season – vinyl record store Waterloo Sunset Records and sporting goods retailer Rock/Creek Atlanta.
The Braves offer 15,000 seats priced at $20 or under (36% of SunTrust Park’s capacity) and several ticket packages that can be found at www.braves.com/specials. A sampling:
• Braves Value Pack starts as low as $15 and includes a game ticket, snack, and beverage.
-- Seating areas are Terrace Reserved, Home Run Porch, or Grandstand Infield
-- Snack choices are jumbo all-beef hot dog, nachos classic, or jumbo soft “A” pretzel.
-- Beverage choices are 22-ounce fountain soda, 20-ounce bottled water, or 12-ounce beer
• Coca-Cola Corner seats start at $16 per ticket and include a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola product.