New Braves stadium to sport Delta airplane tail

A Delta airplane tail at SunTrust Park. Source: Delta Air Lines
A Delta airplane tail at SunTrust Park. Source: Delta Air Lines

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.

A Delta Boeing 757 tail at SunTrust Park.
A Delta Boeing 757 tail at SunTrust Park.

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.

Video: Delta moves airplane tail to Suntrust Park

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.

Delta airplane tail at SunTrust park. Source: Delta Air Lines
Delta airplane tail at SunTrust park. Source: Delta Air Lines

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.

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