An Insider's Guide to Atlanta Braves Games
Tips to know before you go to see the Atlanta Braves play home games at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta.
The Braves baseball team was moved to Atlanta in 1966 from stints in Boston and Milwaukee. It's the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. In their years as an organization, the team has won a World Series and earned two National League wild cards, 16 division championships, and five National League pennants. Legends like Hank Aaron helped make the team what it is today.
In March 2017, the Atlanta Braves officially moved to their new home at SunTrust Park. It's surrounded by The Battery, an entertainment complex with restaurants, stores, concert venues and even a hotel.
Getting to the Game
There is parking available at The Battery as well as in nearby lots that you can walk to or take a shuttle. Fans can take Uber or Lyft to the stadium. You also can take the bus: CobbLinc Bus 10 goes to The Battery from Arts Center station, while Marta Bus 12 departs from Midtown station.
Seats and Tickets
Ticket prices vary based on the game and type of seat. For $5, visitors can get a standing room ticket and watch from one of the bars or restaurants. More than 30 percent of all the park's tickets are $20 or less. Special packages include free drinks and snacks. The tickets and parking can be downloaded using the MLB Ballpark app, which also provides additional information.
Food and Drink
Going to the ballpark allows you to enjoy some great food. SunTrust Park has emphasized local vendors as much as possible and has some affordable options.
The Terrapin Taproom is a crowd favorite with a rotating list of Terrapin's classic brews as well as experimental styles found only here. They also serve Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. You can bring your food and drink items inside the stadium if you’re not finished before the first pitch.
Alternatively, you can bring your own food into the stadium. Simply bring it in a clear, gallon-sized plastic bag. Sealed bottled water is also allowed. One of each is permitted per ticketholder.
There's always something going on at SunTrust Park.
Friday Night Fireworks
On Friday night home games, there are fireworks following the game. There are also frequent concerts of all genres.
Don’t miss the exhibits found throughout the stadium, including sculptures and artifacts like Hank Aaron’s jersey.
Fun for Kids
In addition to the excitement of the game, there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained in between innings. Kids can play at Hope & Will’s Sandlot, a play area with a zip line, rock climbing wall and carnival games that are free on Sundays. You can borrow a glove from Mizuno for the game in case you catch a fly ball, and you can run the bases afterward.
Pick up your team gear at the stores within the stadium. At The Battery, you’ll also find diverse retail options, including a cigar shop, record store, outdoors store and clothing boutiques.
What's New for 2019
The Braves are pulling out all the stops for their third season at SunTrust Park with new promotions and dining options.
On Fridays, fans can participate in a “Red Out” when the team wears their red jerseys. Fans will be given a red film to turn their phones into red flashlights.
There are also new giveaways, including Braves t-shirts once a month as well as the beloved bobbleheads.
New food items have been added to the lineup available at the vendor stands. Highlights include "the Best Darn Steak Sandwich in Baseball," Hop's Chicken fried chicken sandwich, and the wacky Blooper Burger, which comes with four patties, a footlong hot dog and chicken tenders.