The quirkiest SunTrust Park rules and regulations you don’t know about


The Braves have an “A-Z Guide” for SunTrust Park that details many of the things you didn’t realize you wanted to know.

Some are helpful. Some are weird.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution combed through and picked out some of the highlights.

Here’s what we found:

AAA to the rescue!
If it turns out that old jalopy of yours only had one more Chipper Jones Bobblehead Night left in it, don’t sweat. The AAA Club will provide free emergency road service to those in stadium parking during or after any home games.

Your guide to stress-free parking for a Braves game 

Them’s fightin’ words — and them’s not allowed
Most people can guess all the middle school-level humor you’re not allowed to have on a sign or piece of clothing when entering SunTrust. What you may not guess is that any sign, banner or article of clothing containing “fighting words” is a no-go, according to the Braves website. If you have something deemed to contain “fighting words” on it, your options are to remove the item, cover it or leave.

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Coolers are not cool
Contrary to the initial announcement, you can now bring food into the ballpark. But don’t bring it in a cooler. Ice chests, hard-sided coolers and soft-sided coolers are not allowed at SunTrust Park.

How to get to SunTrust Park: Directions, parking, MARTA 

Get something out of being a designated driver
The Braves have made it easier to convince a friend to be your group’s designated driver. Delaware North Sportservice — the folks managing food and drinks at the stadium — will give your non-drinker a complimentary 12 ounce bottle of a Coca-Cola product from the “Designated Driver Booth” located at the left field gate entrance or any guest services booth located within the ballpark. So, cheers! (Except that one person.)

Free mystery fan pack
If you register at braves.com/fanpack, the Braves will send you a “complimentary fan pack” “while supplies last.” The guide doesn’t say how the selection process works or what is in the fan pack. Everyone could get a coupon for one free hug from Hank Aaron, but that’s unlikely. 

Need help? Text the Braves.
If you need assistance while in the ballpark or want to report a rowdy fan, text “Braves Issue and Location” to 69050

Same-day certification
You may get hit in the face while trying, but it may be worth it if you get a foul or homerun ball. To get it certified so friends, family and pawn shop brokers believe you, head to the guest services window in Section 111 during the game for an official certificate.

SunTrust Park map: Seating chart, gates and entrances 

SunTrust Park has your back, celiac
For those abstaining from a persnickety family of wheat proteins, the gluten-free concessions stand in Section 149 is the place to be. Keep your nose on high alert for other gluten-free options throughout the ballpark in the form of fries, nachos, Cracker Jacks, peanuts, popcorn and Angry Orchard cider.

Thrifty 'n’ thirsty
If you’re into free stuff, you’re going to love this one. The purchase of a ticket in the Coca-Cola Corner — that’s left field sections 345, 346 or 347 — comes with a free 20 ounce Coke product.

SunTrust Park: Bag policy, prohibited items, security

Kids Club
For $25 a season, children ages 14 and under can join the Atlanta Braves Kids Club. What does that get them?

  • Dansby Swanson Kids Club jersey
  • A buy-one-get-one ticket offer to home game
  • “Front-of-the-line” access when children run the bases
  • A kids club premium passport
  • 2 passes to VIP Batting Practice and other vouchers for ballpark experiences

There’s also a free kids club, which includes a passport. Kids can use that passport to earn prizes for attending Braves games. For registration information, visit braves.com/kids or email braveskids@braves.com.

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Proposals 
So you want to propose at SunTrust Park? How exciting! OK, but there’s something you need to know: The Braves will NOT show your tender moment on the video board in centerfield. So you won’t get that 41,000-person “Awwwwww!” To set up a proposal, contact a Braves VIP representative. For those with something up their sleeve on non-gamedays, call the special events department at 404-614-2363.

See how this Atlanta couple got engaged flying over SunTrust Park

Selfie sticks
Nope. Can’t have ‘em.

Big screen memories
If you laid down some sweet dance moves for everyone to see on the big screen, or want to have a copy of you and a someone kissing for an anniversary video, you can purchase that footage from BravesVision. It’ll cost $40 plus a convenience fee, according to the BravesVision website.

SunTrust Park address: 1100 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta, Ga., 30330


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