The Atlanta Braves on Wednesday released a rather cool virtual fly-over of their new-stadium-to-be SunTrust Park, showing most of what the new park’s infrastructure and adjacent mixed-community is going to look like when the park opens its door on Opening Day, 2017.
The Braves also on Wednesday started selling season tickets for the 2017 campaign at their new SunTrust Park Preview Center, a center located next to the construction site, with a main purpose of providing current season ticket holders, or “A List Members”, as the Braves refer to them, with an immersive experience that will include fly-through videos and a snippet of amenities that the park will feature once it opens.
Tickets for SunTrust Park will sell for as low as $6 for non-premium seating, with premium seating starting at $85 and ranging up all the way to $475. The Braves are saying that 19,000 of the stadium’s 41,000 seats will be priced under $20 with more than 7,000 being priced at less than $10 apiece. Tickets with “added value” that will include food and beverage credits and access to special areas will start at $40.
“Much of the feedback we’ve received from fans in recent years revolved around the lack of seating and amenity options available at Turner Field. We believe it is important to offer a variety of experiences for every type of fan, which we have accomplished by increasing the amount of value-add offerings and premium options,” said Braves’ EVP of sales and marketing Derek Schiller. “That being said, the Braves are confident that our games will remain affordable and accessible for all our fans.”
A List Members will be paying an average of $28 per ticket, just under the league’s $29 average. Ticket holders can start making appointments to visit the SunTrust Park Preview Center now, as the team requires a minimum two-week window. For Non-A List Members, there’s a SunTrust Park Priority List, for which a $100 refundable deposit should be made to join, as well as having the opportunity to secure 2017 tickets by buying pro-rated 2015 tickets.