The Braves’ first scheduled game in the new stadium is a March 31 exhibition against the New York Yankees. That game, planned by Braves officials as a soft opening/dress rehearsal, will be open only to season-ticket holders.
On April 14, the Braves will play their first regular-season game in SunTrust Park against San Diego.
“On behalf of our entire organization and our partners in Cobb County,” the Braves said in Friday’s statement, “we want to thank those who have been instrumental in bringing this monumental project out of the ground, which includes (project manager) JLL, (general contractor) American Builders and all of the subcontractors.
“We also want to express our gratitude to each and every construction worker who contributed to this project, and we look forward to showing off SunTrust Park to all of Braves Country on April 14th.”
There is still some work to be done before the stadium is ready for a ballgame. Most noticeably, grass hasn’t been installed on the field, although it is expected to go in as soon as next weekend.