The new home of the Atlanta Braves, Sun Trust Park, will have an unusual piece of decor: A giant Delta airplane tail next to the stadium.
The tail is from a retired Delta Boeing 757-200 known as Delta Ship 624, which had been retired to the desert in Marana, Ariz.
Delta employees including maintenance workers in its TechOps department helped move the tail from the desert to a hangar in Atlanta to prepare it for installation at SunTrust Park. It was placed at the stadium March 4.
The baseball stadium will also have a 13-foot tall Delta widget (the triangular symbol that makes up the airline’s logo) and the airline’s name on the scoreboard, a premium Delta Sky360 Club, a Delta parking deck and a “private bunker suite.”
Delta is also sponsoring a month-long “Braves first class” program starting March 27 for fans who who can sign up to win prizes for firsts at the new stadium -- such as the first home run, stolen base, shutout, walk-off hit, no hitter and triple play.