SunTrust Park signs begin coming down — about 150 to go SunTrust Park signs began to come down Wednesday as the Braves prepare to put a new name on their home stadium. A name change was necessitated by SunTrust’s merger with BB&T and the renaming of the combined bank as Truist. The SunTrust Park sign that had been high above the right-field gate was hauled away in pieces after being removed Wednesday. "It would be impossible and impractical to basically do that in an overnight ... It’s going to have to

SunTrust Park’s new name will be unveiled Tuesday

SunTrust Park’s new name will be unveiled next week.

The Braves and Truist, the bank formed by the merger of SunTrust and BB&T, plan to make the announcement at a joint news conference at the stadium Tuesday.

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Braves President and CEO Derek Schiller told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month that the team’s three-year-old home stadium would get a new name shortly after the first of the year. 

“There is going to be a date where we are no longer called SunTrust Park and we’re called Truist something,” Schiller said at the time. “… I would expect we’re going to move fast on announcing those types of things once we get into the new year.”

Asked if “Truist something” will be Truist Park, which would be the simplest name change, Schiller said: “You know, we haven’t announced that yet.”

The Braves have declined further comment on the matter this week.

Schiller and at least three Truist executives — Chief Digital and Client Experience Officer Donta Wilson, Chief Marketing Officer Susan Somersille Johnson and Northern Georgia Region President Jenna Kelly — are scheduled to participate in Tuesday’s 11 a.m. news conference, which will be held in what has been called the stadium’s SunTrust Club.

In September 2014, the Braves and SunTrust announced a 25-year naming-rights deal, which began with the stadium’s 2017 opening. Truist assumes that deal, which has 22 years remaining.

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