Excitement is in the air for Braves fans as the NL East champions prepare for the 2019 NLDS series against the Cardinals. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Tailgating at SunTrust Park? Here’s what you need to know

The Atlanta Braves on Thursday will begin another post-season run, and fans planning to attend games scheduled at SunTrust Park can arrive hours before the first pitch to participate in the tailgating experience. 

Before you pack up the truck with your burgers, buns, grills and beverages, SunTrust Park has some rules and regulations you’ll have to follow if you want your Braves post-season experience to go off without any hiccups. 

Here’s what you need to know about tailgating at SunTrust Park:

•Tailgating is only allowed in Lot 29 (3050 Circle 75 Parkway).

•Grilling is only permitted on grassy areas, and tailgaters must bring something to extinguish the coals. 

•Tents of any kind are not allowed in any of the Braves parking lots, and it’s expected to be hot and sunny so pack a hat!

•Parking can be purchased for vehicles only. Buying multiple spaces for uses other than parking is prohibited, unless arranged in advance with group sales. You’ll have to produce proof of authorization at the time you enter the gate. 

•Tailgaters can not move or alter any official barrier, fencing or traffic dividers.

•While we all like a little privacy, setting up your own port-a-potty next to your tailgating spot is also prohibited. 

An Atlanta Braves fan holds a sign in honor of center fielder Ronald Acuna (not pictured) after the Braves' 6-0 win against the San Francisco Giants to clinch the NL East division at Sun Trust Park Friday, September 20, 2019 in Atlanta. (JASON GETZ/SPECIAL TO THE AJC)
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•If you’re going to indulge in an adult beverage before the game, SunTrust Park has some rules about drinking in the tailgating area: As anywhere, you have to be 21 and older with a valid photo ID to drink.  Glass containers or containers that are greater than 24 fluid ounces are prohibited. And once you have your open container in the tailgating area, you can’t take it out of the lot. You’re going to have to finish it or toss it before entering the ballpark.

•Firearms are not allowed in the stadium or the parking lot, so just leave them at home. 

Tailgaters should act like somebody is always watching and waiting to tell their mothers how they behaved while in public. That means no lewd or disruptive behavior; loud music or noise; fighting or taunting others or using language that, back in the day, would have been rewarded with a bar of soap in the mouth; and no damaging or vandalizing property. Anyone who engages in this behavior will have their tickets and parking privileges revoked.  

Lastly, just be a good fan. The Braves ask that fans treat SunTrust Park like it’s their own backyard. In other words, have a good time and then clean up after yourself. Trash bins will be on the site.  

Atlanta Braves Ozzie Albies (left), Ronald Acuna Jr. and teammates raise the banner as they clinch the National League East title with a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a MLB baseball game on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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