How to get to the new Braves stadium using MARTA

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How to get to the new Braves stadium using MARTA

For many baseball fans accustomed to using public transit to reach Turner Field, taking the trip to the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County may be a dramatically different experience than traveling to downtown Atlanta.

When the Braves move to their new stadium this year, fans wishing to avoid driving in I-75 and I-285 traffic will need a game plan.

SunTrust Park address: 1100 Circle 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

SunTrust Park directions: How to get to the new Braves stadium using MARTA

Option 1: At the MARTA Midtown station, catch the MARTA Bus Route 12 bound for to Cumberland Mall. At the Cumberland Transfer Center, exit the bus and catch the Cumberland District Circulator to SunTrust Park. MARTA bus Route 12 operates seven days a week.

Schedule: Download the free MARTA On-The-Go app for schedules and real-time bus information

Option 2: At the MARTA Arts Center station, catch the CobbLinc Bus Route 10 bound for Marietta. At the Cumberland Transfer Center, exit the bus and catch the Cumberland District Circulator to SunTrust Park. Bus Route 10 operates Monday through Saturday and does not operate on Sundays.

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is metro Atlanta's principal public transit operator. MARTA provides bus and rail services in Atlanta, Georgia. Courtesy of MARTA
Map of the Atlanta Braves shuttle to SunTrust Park. Atlanta Braves fans can use the CobbLinc Cumberland Circulator core route to travel between SunTrust Park and the Cumberland Transit Center. Courtesy of Cobb County Government.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about SunTrust Park

Which MARTA stations have free parking?

Several MARTA stations offer free daily parking and paid long-term parking. Any station with a car graphic on the MARTA map, including Lindbergh and North Springs, offers free daily parking.

Why is there no MARTA service in Cobb County? 

Cobb County voted against MARTA expansion in the 1970s. In 1989, Cobb County introduced their own public transit system. Currently, MARTA is not planning additional bus services to Cobb County, according to Ben Limmer, assistant general manager for planning.

Can I park at Cumberland Mall and catch the shuttle to SunTrust Park?

The Cumberland District Circulator shuttles will not stop at Cumberland Mall, according to previous coverage by The AJC. Mall officials discourage Braves fans from parking at the mall and riding the shuttle to the stadium.

How else can I reach SunTrust Park without driving?

The Atlanta Braves recommend using the ride-sharing service Uber to reach SunTrust Park. The new stadium will feature a lot reserved for Uber drivers to pick up and drop off passengers. Other ride sharing services, including Lyft, will not have access to the lot.

Channel 2's Ross Cavitt reports.
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