Ender Inciarte returns to the Braves dugout after scoring on a double hit by Freddie Freeman. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Sideline Report: Friday, August 25, 2017

Here are five things to know over the weekend:

1. Braves start series with Rockies

After an off day on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Friday at 7:35 p.m. from SunTrust Park.

2. Falcons gear up for Cardinals, Mercedes-Benz opening

When they take the field on Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals, the Falcons will be the first team to play inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. After losing the first two games, the Falcons play the third exhibition game at 7 p.m. Dealing with concussion protocol, running back Devonta Freeman will not play on Saturday and is unlikely to play the Falcons final exhibition game. 

3. Dream play final home game

The Atlanta Dream will play the final home game of the regular season on Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Indiana Fever. The last time the two teams matched up on July 7, the Dream came away with an 89-68 win at McCamish Pavilion. Saturday's game can be watched on Fox Sports Southeast, FS1 or WNBA League Pass.

4. Atlanta United travel to Philadelphia 

Atlanta United will travel to take on the Philadelphia Union. The match will be played at Philadelphia's Talen Energy Stadium and will be the final away game before the team plays their first home game inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. and can be watched on Fox Sports Southeast.

5. What to know about the opening game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

For what time the gates open, parking lot information and much more surrounding the first game played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, visit the AJC.com

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