Helpful Hints for Fans Attending Opening Night at SunTrust Park Today

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, April 14th, 2017

All Braves controlled parking lots are permit only. Fans coming to the game MUST purchase parking in advance. Available lots will not take payment upon arrival. Fans need to purchase their parking in advance by visiting Also by purchasing in advance, fans can use Waze to navigate them directly to their parking lot.

Fans should visit to confirm the opening time for their respective parking lot on Opening Day.
SunTrust Park gates open three hours early on Opening Weekend (Fri-Sun.).

  • Friday, April 14 at 4:30 pm

  • Saturday, April 15 at 4 pm

  • Sunday, April 16 at 10:30 am

SunTrust Park ticket windows open at 9:30 a.m. for fans to pick up pre-purchased tickets. Ticket windows will remain open until the end of the 6th inning.
Friday, April 14 at 7:35 p.m. - Fans are asked to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m.

  • Braves Walk: Braves legends will lead the inaugural Braves Walk through The Battery Atlanta to the Braves baseball sphere hanging in the Plaza for a Chop Rally.

  • Commemorative Ticket Gate Giveaway: Fans will receive a commemorative ticket in celebration of Opening Day in the Inaugural Season at SunTrust Park.

  • Pregame ceremony: The Atlanta Braves will celebrate the opening of SunTrust Park by welcoming home Braves legends Hank Aaron, Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Chipper Jones, Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro and John Smoltz as part of a pregame ceremony. The Braves will officially mark the completion of SunTrust Park with the unveiling of the retired numbers.

  • National anthem: Georgia native Phillip Phillips will perform the national anthem on Opening Day. Phillips is known for his pop hit "Home," which also serves as the signature song for the Braves' marketing campaign this year, "Welcome Home."

  • During the national anthem, SunTrust employees will hold a giant American flag covering the outfield.

  • Ceremonial Flyover: The United States Navy will perform a flyover in Four F/A-18A+ Hornets from VFC-12 out of Oceana, Va., at the conclusion of the national anthem.

  • First Pitch: Braves legend Hank Aaron will throw out the first pitch at SunTrust Park.

  • Leader of the Chop: Before the Braves come to bat in the first inning, former Braves Manager Bobby Cox will officially start the chop from the Coors Light Chop House.

  • 7th inning stretch: Performance of God Bless America by Timothy Miller of the Atlanta Opera. 

  • Friday Night Fireworks: Fans will be treated to a dazzling display of fireworks over SunTrust Park following every Friday home game throughout the season.