Beginning this season, ticketholders will not be allowed to bring in outside food. Exceptions will be made for infant food and for special dietary restriction items, according to a Braves spokesperson. Fans bringing in such food items may enter through any gate.
Fans may also bring their own water, but it must be in a sealed plastic container.
The changes are the result of tighter security put in place by the Braves, a spokesperson clarified. An earlier statement suggested it was a league-wide mandate. Some Major League Baseball teams, including long-standing clubs like the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals, still allow outside food and drink to be brought into their venues.
The new food and drink policy is currently being updated on the Atlanta Braves website. It will be posted on the Braves' website prior to the team's exhibition game against the New York Yankees March 31.
Are you planning to head to a Braves game this season? Here’s what you’ll pay at concessions for some typical ballpark fare. When it comes to food, there are two pricing tiers: regular prices and A-list prices. The latter is an amenity for Atlanta Braves season ticket holders.
Jumbo all-beef hot dog: Regular price: $6.50, A-list price: $5.75
Ligaya Figueras is the AJC's senior editor for Food, Dining and Living. Prior to joining the AJC in 2015, she was the executive editor for St. Louis-based culinary magazine Sauce. She has worked in the publishing industry since 1999 and holds degrees from St. Louis University and the University of Michigan.