Braves will put 2021 tickets on sale Wednesday, with refund policy

The only "fans" at Braves games at Truist Park in 2020 were of the cardboard variety.
The only "fans" at Braves games at Truist Park in 2020 were of the cardboard variety.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

After playing a shortened 2020 season without fans in attendance at Truist Park, the Braves plan to put single-game tickets for a full 2021 season on sale Wednesday.

The team acknowledged, however, that the coronavirus pandemic might impact next season as well.

The Braves said a “ticket guarantee policy” for 2021 will ensure that the value of a ticket “will be fully credited or refunded” if a game is canceled due to COVID-19 or if a seat is not available because of restricted capacity.

The policy will provide “total flexibility,” Braves president and CEO Derek Schiller said. “If a game is not played or is rescheduled or is limited in attendance (affecting) your tickets, you’ll have a full refund guarantee or can move to a different date, whatever the fan chooses."

For now, though, Schiller said the Braves are approaching 2021 as if a full season of 81 home games will be played with fans in the stands.

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“We’re proceeding right now with a high level of optimism that we’re going to return to normal,” Schiller said, “and we’re going to be ready for that. Obviously, if there’s not true normal and there’s some sort of alteration, whether it be restricted capacity or anything else that might happen, we believe we can react and make those changes at that point in time.

“But as we sit here today, roughly five months from opening day, we think we should plan for a full season with full attendance.”

The Braves’ home opener is scheduled for April 9 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Single-game tickets will be available for purchase on the Braves’ website, starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Season-ticket packages also remain on sale.

Schiller said the demand for season tickets has been strong, both in terms of renewals and new sales. He said 1,200 new season tickets have been sold for 2021 since the start of the pandemic.

“This is going to be a really strong season-ticket base going into next year,” he said.

The 2021 MLB All-Star game is scheduled to be played at Truist Park on July 13, and access to purchase tickets for the game has been guaranteed to the Braves’ full season-ticket holders.

The Braves will continue to work with health experts to update safety measures at Truist Park, Schiller said.

“If we have to continue to institute certain protocols or protections, we will do so in order to keep our fans safe when they come watch Atlanta Braves games here,” he said.

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