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Plant: SunTrust Park’s Inaugural Season a Success

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In recent remarks, Atlanta Braves president of development Mike Plant emphasized the successes of SunTrust Park‘s first season. 

Now that the regular season is finished, the Braves have the opportunity to reflect on SunTrust Park’s first campaign in use. The ballpark made its regular-season debut in April and, over the course of the season, would receive plenty of acclaim, and managed to win our 2017 Ballpark of the Year. Furthermore, development of the adjacent The Battery Atlanta made significant strides, as new businesses and residents moved in and the arrival of more amenities took shape.

In commenting on the ballpark’s debut season, Plant explained that the Braves were pleased with how the year unfolded. More from The Marietta Daily Journal:

For the Braves, who announced their decision to relocate to Cobb in 2013 and spent 30 months constructing the new ballpark and mixed-use development, it was a successful first season, Mike Plant, the Braves president of development said in an interview this week.

 The organization is “extremely proud” with how the first season went, Plant said, “knowing the incredible amount of work and effort that went into this really aggressive timeline, to have SunTrust Park up and ready and certainly in a place where we needed to be to play that first game and bring a full house of 41,000-plus fans in there.”

As noted, SunTrust Park factored prominently into our 2017 awards by winning Ballpark of the Year. After visiting the ballpark this summer, our own Kevin Reichard took an in-depth look at how the Braves successfully incorporated technology and social spaces into the facility.

RELATED STORIES: 2017 Ballpark of the Year: SunTrust Park, Atlanta Braves


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