Atlanta fans tell Braves to #ChopOn for SunTrust Park opening day

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

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.

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:

#suntrustpark #onup #braves

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One admiring fan had a special wish for Braves opening day.

🎉⚾— bambi 👑 (@noiresbella) April 14, 2017

Another had prepped a little early with a special Braves-themed hairstyle.

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