ATLANTA - The energy was high at the Battery Thursday even as Braves fans baked in the sun.
"I'm feeling a little crazy being out here right now," said Craig Brown.
"I would have worn my jersey, but I was like it's a little too hot right now," said Dawson Kinney.
People throughout metro-Atlanta are looking for any relief from the sizzling summer heat as the mercury soared well into the 90s with the real feel over 100. Inside Truist Park for the 12:20 game, it felt hotter.
"I have my neck fan that's blowing cold air on me," said Rebekah Liebsack. "We made sure we got seats in the shade, and we brought in our frozen bottled water."
For the day game, the Braves offered ice water to keep people hydrated and had coolers with bottled water throughout the park. The team also allowed fans to bring in one bag of food and one bottle of water per ticket.
"I have a pretty good heat tolerance, I sweat a lot," Brown said.
"It's hot, but there's so much for the kids to do, and there's plenty of places to get somewhere and get cool," said Shelby Adams.
Despite this heat, Braves fans still showed up in force.
"You just gotta hydrate," said Randy Dean.
"I think it’s definitely worth it even though it’s 95 degrees," said Shari Lunsford.
The Braves said things went well with nearly 39,000 people in attendance.