SunTrust Park#17 in Best Things To Do in Atlanta
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Since SunTrust Park's opening in 2017, thousands of tomahawk-wielding fans have ventured to the stadium to cheer on their favorite Major League Baseball team, the Atlanta Braves. The baseball stadium can seat up to 41,000 people and each spot provides a sweeping view of the field. But you don't need to watch a game to explore the park: daily tours run year-round to share the Braves' long history. During the tour, you'll see Monument Garden's historic displays, the dugout and the press box, and visit the Braves Clubhouse Store, among other stops. After your tour, head over to the Atlanta Battery, adjacent to the park, for dining, shopping or a manicure.
Baseball fans were impressed with the park, saying it is clean, well-designed and an improvement on the Braves' former home, Turner Field. Visitors repeatedly applaud the park for its family-friendly atmosphere. Despite these perks, travelers lament the stadium's merely decent food, traffic and awful parking experiences.
The Braves host regular season games from around March or April to September. Game times at SunTrust Park are seasonal and vary. Ticket prices for the game also vary depending on your seat in the stadium and the opponent. Tour tickets cost $20 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. Tours typically run Monday to Saturday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 and 2:30 p.m. between April and September; between October and March, tours run Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. For the Braves' schedule and to book a tour or game day tickets, visit the park's website. Bear in mind that concessions and souvenirs will cost extra. The park is about 13 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. You can drive to the stadium, but parking starts at $16 and varies by lot. Alternatively, you can take the CobbLinc's Route 10 bus and get off at the corner of Cobb Parkway and Cumberland Parkway then walk a few minutes to the stadium.
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