The anticipation has been building for months now, and at approximately 7:30 tonight the Atlanta Braves will finally play their first in-season game at the brand-spanking-new SunTrust Park.
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Fans are slated to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m., but hours before the first pitch, they shared their elation via social media about Braves opening day.
Here are some of the reactions from fans who can’t hardly wait for Braves to face off with the San Diego Padres tonight:
A small but excited group from our Atlanta Office is ready to #ChopOn tonight at the #Braves #OpeningDay! @Braves @SunTrustPark #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/CP39FZt2Zw— Lucas Group (@Lucas_Group) April 14, 2017
On our way to @Braves Opening Day!!!! Waze says @SunTrustPark is 30 minutes closer than Turner Field! #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/IkhL5Oz1DH— Jason Ward (@jwardgt) April 14, 2017
Go @Braves! Good luck on the home opener. #Atlanta #BobbyCox #SunTrustPark pic.twitter.com/fh4zjjmq6T— ZipSendr (@ZipSendr) April 14, 2017
Happy #SunTrustPark Opening Day! @Padres @Braves pic.twitter.com/s8raJGsth8— Connor (@McCartyConnor) April 14, 2017
Clad in our @Braves gear for #SunTrustPark #OpeningDay! #ChopOn #Braves! pic.twitter.com/49Z7mVG8Kl— Seth Waldrop ن (@RealSethWaldrop) April 14, 2017
One admiring fan had a special wish for Braves opening day.
🎉⚾ pic.twitter.com/Rk1xxmdm1F— bambi 👑 (@noiresbella) April 14, 2017
Hopefully I'll catch a game ball at Opening Day for the @Braves for my birthday
Another had prepped a little early with a special Braves-themed hairstyle.
READY FOR OPENING DAY AT SUNTRUST PARK! @Braves— Beezy (@ambeezy10) April 12, 2017
The AJC's team of reporters and photographers will bring you live coverage from SunTrust Park throughout the night. Follow their coverage at @atlantabravesnow @ajc and ajc.com/sports.
"It's not going to be like Turner Field where the only thing to do is tailgate" Erick Nevarez, left, + cousin & friend @ajc #SunTrustPark pic.twitter.com/pzCqTskGYH— Meris Lutz (@merisaurus) April 14, 2017
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