On June 8th, the King & I officially rejoined Club 122 if you will. We saw a baseball game at the Atlanta Braves new ballpark called SunTrust Park which is located in Marietta, a northern suburb in Cobb County. It's a 25 mile drive from the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport which is 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta where their old home, Turner Field was located. For whatever reason, the Braves decided not to renew their lease. With that being said, they decided to move out to the suburbs. Like anything else in life, some people like the move & others hate it. As a visitor, I'm indifferent. I loved Turner Field but now I have a new place to go if & when I'm in Atlanta again. In that regard, it works for me. If I lived & worked in downtown Atlanta, I wouldn't be too happy.
|Inaugural Season Logo|
|SunTrust Park sign by Third Base Gate|
|Phil Niekro Statue by Third Base Gate|
|Bobby Cox Statue by First Base Gate|
|Atlanta Braves Sign in the Battery|
|Ramada Inn in Marietta, Georgia|
|Marta Bus Stop for 10A bus by Bentley Manor Apartment Homes|
|Marta Bus Stop for 50 bus by Akers Mill|
|The Crossings at Akers Mill|
|Delkwood Grill and Bar|
|Outside of Delkwood Grill and Bar|
|View from Chophouse Seats|
|My Official MLB Passport Book Stamp|
|King & I in Section 324 row 7|
|View from section 324 row 7|
As for the ballpark itself, I want to thank fellow Ballpark Chaser & Stampeder, Robert O'Neil who lives within walking distance of the ballpark. He has season tickets for the Braves. He has a pair of seats in section 324 row 7 which is just to the right of home plate. The King & I wound up buying these seats from him for our first game there when the Braves played the Phillies. It worked out really well for us. The usher there named Katherine was very friendly & she enjoyed our company. I went over to guest services & I told them what a great job she did. I'm not one to praise people who work at a ballpark quickly. She was a real sweetheart. If you go there, please stop by & tell her I said hello from New York. In addition, Robert also has a pair of seats in the Chophouse which is the party area in right field. As a season ticket holder, Robert has set up a Facebook group to help other people get tickets to see SunTrust Park. He was able to get my friends & I tickets for the rest of the weekend. We requested seats in section 426 & he was able to accommodate us. We were all grateful for his kindness. As I like to say, teamwork makes the dream work.
|King, me & Robert O'Neil|
|Jay Carlton & I|
|King, me & Jay Carlton in Section 426|
|Karrie Weddle & I|
Thank you for reading & following along.