The Atlanta Braves are heading into Friday's home opener feeling pretty good about their traffic plans, and say so will fans if they plan ahead.
The team's President of Development, Mike Plant said, “It is vitally important that our fans, as they are coming to a new place, that you have a plan.”
That plan includes purchasing a mandatory parking permit online via the Braves website before heading to the game. Ticket holders will not be able to park here Friday or Saturday if they don't have a permit, and can't purchase them once they arrive.
“You are only going to be able to access parking lots with a permit that you purchase online. We are not accepting credit cards we are not accepting cash. You have to have a permit to come here and park on Friday and Saturday for our games,” said Plant.
Each parking lot has its own address. Visitors are encouraged to use resources like the WAZE traffic app to find their individual parking lots and help ease traffic congestion.
“One of the things we saw during some of the test events, folks are used to going to Turner Field where there was one way in one way out,” said Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott. “Remember there's 14 different ways to get to SunTrust Park so that's what's important about using WAZE. It's going to take that into account. So for example if you live on the east end of 75, there's no reason for you to come over and think you are going to be parking over here on the west side of the stadium.”