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Forget Your Baseball Glove at Home? Braves Will Lend You One at New Ballpark

Atlanta Braves logoHere is an inspired amenity for Atlanta Braves fans at SunTrust Park in 2017: The team will let you use a Mizuno baseball glove free of charge during a game as part of a larger partnership between the two firms.

The system is simple: kiosks at the entry to the ballpark will offer free use of gloves. There is a small catch: you need to leave a credit card or drivers license to prevent the theft of said gloves. Now, not all the details have been worked out, but the deal with Mizuno sounds pretty cool as it is.

As the Official Baseball Gear Partner of the Atlanta Braves, Mizuno also will be pioneering multiple first-of-its-kind baseball glove kiosks inside SunTrust Park where fans can check out Mizuno baseball gloves to catch foul balls during the game. Fans will be able to return the gloves at no cost or purchase them at the end of the game.

“Mizuno has long been the model for innovation and excellence, both in its approach to its craft and in equipment the company produces,” said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves president, business. “As we prepare to open a new chapter at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta, we were looking to build and grow partnerships with companies that shared our vision and values. Mizuno’s commitment to success matches our own, and we’re excited for how this partnership will enhance the fan experience beginning in 2017.”

The glove experience is part of a larger partnership between the Braves and Mizuno. The Mizuno Experience Center will be an immersive, fan-focused environment that will enable visitors to test a variety of Mizuno performance technologies, such as Mizuno Golf’s Performance Fitting System and the Bat Interactive Optimization System (BIOS) for bat fitting along with showcasing its premium gear across baseball, golf, running, softball, volleyball and more.

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