Braves: If you go

  • Arrive early: A large crowd is expected and fans are encouraged to arrive early. Parking lots will open at 2 p.m. and the gates to Turner Field will open at 4 p.m. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
  • Parking reminder: Fans must pre-purchase parking passes via www.braves.com/parking. Braves parking lots will be "permit only."
  • MARTA shuttle: If you don't have pre-purchased parking, consider using alternate transportation to Turner Field. The MARTA Braves shuttle begins running 90 minutes prior to first pitch from the Underground Atlanta/Five Points MARTA station to Turner Field. Shuttles back to MARTA continue until one hour after the final out.
  • Bus service: For those fans who may want to get to at the ballpark before shuttle begins its game operation, MARTA recommends catching any one of three other available bus routes — No. 32, No. 49 or No. 55. All three lines may be caught at the Five Points MARTA station and stop at points adjacent to Turner Field (i.e. Hank Aaron Drive, Pollard Boulevard).
  • Ticket windows, kiosks: Will open at 9:30 a.m. for fans seeking to purchase any remaining reserved seats, standing room only tickets ($20) or to pick up pre-purchased tickets. They will remain open until the end of the 6th inning.
  • Take a seat: Be in your seat by 6:15 p.m. for the special pregame ceremonies honoring the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record-setting home run No. 715.
  • Gate giveaway: A commemorative poster of Aaron will be presented to the first 45,000 fans.
  • Pregame concert: Kristian Bush, half of the award-winning duo Sugarland, will perform in the Fan Plaza.
  • Banner day: The Braves will unveil their 2013 NL East championship banner.
  • National anthem: Kristian Bush has double duty as he performs the national anthem.
  • 7th inning stretch: The popular Timothy Miller from the Atlanta Opera will sing "God Bless America."
  • Get your app ready: At the Ballpark app has a check-in offer. Every 40th person to check in will receive a $40 Racetrac giftcard in honor of the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's No. 715.
  • Batting practice apparel: The Braves will reprise an old look with new caps for their pregame work. Similar to those the team wore in the 1970s, the caps have a red, lower-case "a" outlined in white and blue on a white background. To match the current color scheme, the bill and back half of the cap are a darker blue than the 1970s model. New batting practice jerseys are navy on the front and sleeves with a red back.
  • Phone charging stations: Five charging stations, each with multiple outlets, have been installed around the ballpark for fans to juice their smartphone batteries.
  • Concessions lineup changes: Sweetwater Brewing takes over the beer island in the center of the fan plaza. Rita's Italian Ice will have four stands on the concourses.