The Atlanta Braves kick off their home schedule this season at Turner Field today, playing two three-game sets starting on the 10th and the 13th of April. The Braves enter their first homestand after a sweep of the Miami Marlins in Miami for the first three games of the season. Ace starter Julio Teheran looked unflappable in his first start of the year, holding the Marlins to just one run on eight hits. Also, the addition of rightfielder Nick Markakis has proven to be a solid pickup already, as the former Oriole has already crushed a home run.
In this upcoming homestand, the Braves will face two teams who finished towards the bottom of the division last season in the Mets and the Marlins. The Marlins make their way north to Atlanta to avenge their being swept this past week. Reigning NL Home Run King Giancarlo Stanton will be the biggest threat to the Braves’ success, as the slugger is coming off one of the largest signings in MLB history.
The first home series at Turner Field this season will feature the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets. The Mets are having a wonderful start to their season, taking two of three games against the defending division champion Washington Nationals. Riding the momentum that the return of young gun Matt Harvey brings, the Mets were able to top a team that many consider to be the best in the MLB. Braves tickets for these crucial matchups are going for an average price of $65.59 on the secondary market according to TiqIQ.com. However, tickets for opening day are the most expensive, and are going for an average price of $82.55 on the secondary market. Tickets for opening day are going for as low as $30.00. Sunday’s tickets, the cheapest of the group, are going for an average price of $48.00 on the secondary market. Just to get into Turner Field, it’s going to cost $9.00. Parking at Turner Field will cost about the same amount as the walk-in price through ParkWhiz.com. Forget the stress of searching for an impossible spot near the ballpark and let ParkWhiz make parking easier.
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The second series will feature a rematch of the Braves’ opening series which took place in Miami, FL. The Braves took the opening day matchup by a score of 2-1, then opened things up in the second matchup, dominating the Marlins by a score of 12-2. Then, the Atlanta bats cooled off a bit in the third matchup which saw the Braves take a 2-0 victory on a gem from Braves’ starter Shelby Miller. Starting on the 13th, Stanton and the Marlins will look to rebound and gain some of those victories back in Atlanta. Tickets to those matchups are going for an average price of $28.00. However, tickets are going for as low as $2.00.