What we learned about Braves business this week


Six things we learned this week about the business of the Braves:

1. Tickets for opening night at SunTrust Park sold out within minutes Friday, leaving many fans frustrated and wondering where all the seats went. Click here for details, including comments from fans.

2. SunTrust Park looks just about ready for a baseball game. Click here for many details from a tour of the almost-completed ballpark.

3. The Braves released a list of 19 lots and decks where the team will sell parking this season for $18 to $23 per game.Click here for details. And click here for a map of the lots/decks.

4. The Braves’ planned move of their spring training home cleared another hurdle, with city commissioners in North Port, Fla., approving key terms of a deal.Click here for details.

5. Liberty Media floated the interesting — but far-from-imminent — idea of a Braves TV network. The company’s CEO also said there’s no chance of renegotiating the Braves’ current TV deal before 2027. Click here for details.

6. The Braves’ “ambitious” goal is to draw 3 million fans this season for the first time since 2000. Details are in this story.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Braves

‘Big-hit’ Charlie Culberson has come home, looks to impact Braves
‘Big-hit’ Charlie Culberson has come home, looks to impact Braves

If you’re not familiar with new Braves utility player Charlie Culberson, you certainly are not a Dodgers fan.  They know him well in Los Angeles, and some there hated seeing him included in the five-player December trade designed for the Braves to dump Matt Kemp’s contract and for the Dodgers to move four players including three with...
Snitker puts Braves on accelerated spring plan
Snitker puts Braves on accelerated spring plan

  The Braves will play spring training games after just four days of full-squad workouts. Drastic times call for somewhat drastic measures, or as much so as manager Brian Snitker is willing to get. He extended the first full-squad workout well past 1 p.m. Monday – about an hour longer than usual – and also had hitters face pitchers...
Q&A: Chipper on rebuild, Anthopoulos, Acuna, 3B battle and more
Q&A: Chipper on rebuild, Anthopoulos, Acuna, 3B battle and more

Iconic former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, who last month was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot, is at spring training through the end of February in his role as a team special assistant. After the first full-squad workout Monday, he talked with reporters about the status of the team entering the fourth season of its rebuild...
Moylan is back with the Braves
Moylan is back with the Braves

Peter Moylan has re-signed with the Braves, the popular Aussie sidearmer returning for a third stint with the team where his major league career began. The right-hander signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with a $575,000 salary that escalates to $1.25 million if he makes the opening-day roster. Moylan, 39, came back from a second Tommy John...
Moylan continues contract talks with Braves
Moylan continues contract talks with Braves

Peter Moylan and the Braves continued talks over the weekend about a possible return of the the popular Aussie reliever for what would be a third stint with the team where his major league career began. Moylan, 39, came back from a second Tommy John elbow surgery and had a career revival the past two seasons with the Royals, posting a 3.46 ERA in 129...
More Stories