The Atlanta Braves are proceeding with plans to sell standing-room only tickets for the first two games at SunTrust Park, the team’s new home.
After beginning the regular season on the road, the Braves will christen their new ballpark on April 14, when they begin a four-game slate against the San Diego Padres. Admission for the opening weekend has become scarce, with popular demand leading to SunTrust Park’s fixed seating capacity being sold out–except in unsold season-ticket packages–for the first two games at the ballpark.
To accommodate more fans, the Braves will open up sales for standing-room only tickets for the contests on April 14 and April 15. Some details are still being ironed out, but the Braves plan to release this admission option to the public next month. More from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves President of Business Derek Schiller said an undetermined number of standing-room-only tickets for those games– more than 1,000 per game, he said — will go on sale April 10.
SunTrust Park’s 41,000 seats for both games are sold out except in still-available season-ticket packages.
Schiller said most of the standing-room-only tickets will be in an area he described as a “bridge” behind the outfield seats running from the top level of the Chop House restaurant in right field to underneath the center-field video board. The other standing-room tickets space will be behind some seating sections at the top of the main lower bowl, he said.
SunTrust Park, the only new ballpark to open in Major League Baseball this season, will host some events before its regular season opener. The Braves are still set to face off against the Yankees in an exhibition game on March 31, and the ballpark is going to feature a college game between Georgia and Missouri on April 8.