The Atlanta Braves and their fans are looking forward to their new home stadium in SunTrust Park, scheduled to open in April down the road from Copeland’s of New Orleans – Atlanta.
The new Cumberland home of the Braves will be more than a ball park—it includes multi-use development, an office tower, a hotel, and a lively shopping and entertainment developments.
There is also a new pedestrian bridge going across I-285 to the stadium from the Cobb Galleria. Our guests will be happy to know this is a five-block walk from our parking deck and it will allow them to avoid all the stadium traffic, since our location is one block off I-75 at Cumberland Boulevard.
While the stadium will hold 10,000 fewer seats than Turner Field, fans sitting in the middle and upper tiers will be even closer to the action. On top of that, park attendees will also enjoy much-needed shade provided by the biggest canopy baseball has ever seen (80 feet wide!).
A unique addition to the stadium includes a baseball-focused virtual reality experience for the fans. Among their “Xfinity Rooftop” lounge and game area, fans will get a personal, interactive baseball experience in which they can experience trying to catch a 90-mile-per-hour fastball by Julio Teheran or seeing Freddie Freeman’s point of view as he’s hitting a game-winning home run.
For those who prefer old-school entertainment, there will also be a section for more traditional gaming options such as ping-pong, foosball, and video games.
Despite the distractions, no one has to worry about missing out on the actual game. The “rooftop” will not only feature panoramic views of the field and Battery Atlanta, but will also be decorated with large live-feed video walls. Fans who enjoy sharing their baseball experience via Snapchat or Facetime can do so with the free Wi-Fi. SunTrust Park’s Wi-Fi is set to be 2.5 times faster than the Wi-Fi at the Santa Clara Levi’s Football Stadium, which is considered the fastest Wi-Fi provided in any U.S. sports stadium.
When all is said and done—how is the traffic going to hold up? Thankfully for the fans, SunTrust Park is built between fourteen different access points with parking surrounding the entire stadium. Turner Field, in comparison, only has two access points and 90% of its parking spots are located just in front of the stadium. To combat rush hour traffic, games will start a half hour later, when there will be fewer cars on the road. Cobb Link and the Cumberland Circulator will also be options for commuters looking for alternative transportation to the stadium.
Battery Atlanta visitors and fans are welcome to experience New Orleans hospitality before and after the games. Copeland’s of New Orleans-Atlanta is a five-minute drive from the new stadium via US-41/ Cobb Pkwy. We’re at 3101 Cobb Pkwy S.E., Suite 220—next to the AMC movie theatre.