Join Ludacris, Big Boi and the world champions Friday

The Braves are World Series champs, having bested the Astros in six games to bring home the trophy. Now it’s time to celebrate

If you’re one of the lucky fans who will head to Truist Park, we have some key things you need to know to make the most of your day.

The parade begins in downtown Atlanta and ends at Truist Park.

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Follow live updates and photos from AJC journalists along the parade route

Download the apps

The official MLB Ballpark app includes directions, parking information and interactive concourse maps and directories, including food and drink menus. You can download it from the App Store or from Google Play.

If you have the Waze app, you can get directions not only around traffic jams, but also directly to your parking lot. Waze can be downloaded from the App Store or from Google Play.

Details of the Braves World Series celebration

WHAT IS FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE?

Noon: Fans are invited to line the parade route, which begins in Atlanta at the corner of Marietta Street NW and Peachtree Street and continues up Peachtree to 10th Street.

2 p.m.: The parade resumes at Cobb Parkway and Riverwood Parkway in Cobb County.

3 p.m.: The parade ends at Battery Avenue.

3:30 p.m.: The Truist Park ceremony begins.

4:30 p.m.: A concert by Ludacris and Big Boi.

6 p.m.: The stadium event concludes.

Cash out

Three friends you might want to leave home are Alexander Hamilton, Abe Lincoln and George Washington. They won’t be able to buy you a hot dog or a beer, because Truist Park is a cashless sports venue. Fans without a credit card won’t have to go hungry, though. You can convert cash to a prepaid card at the following locations:

  • 1B side Lower Level concourse behind Section 118
  • 3B side Lower Level concourse behind Section 133
  • 1B side Upper Level concourse behind Section 320 (next to elevators)
  • 3B side Upper Level concourse behind Section 331 (next to elevators)

Arrive early

Atlanta’s traffic is notorious and unpredictable, and you don’t want to miss the first pitch. Thanks to the park’s adjacency to The Battery Atlanta, you can find lots to do even if you arrive hours before the game.

The 2-million-square-foot mixed-use destination is home to a mix of boutiques and shops ranging from the Braves Clubhouse store to River Street Sweets. After picking up some souvenirs or gifts, grab a bite at one The Battery’s restaurants or grab a drink at a bar. Truist’s gates will open two hours before the first pitch, so you can head over to the park then.

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Parking

Truist Park strongly recommends paying for your parking before coming to the game. Be aware that not all lots open at the same time, so you should check their hours before making your plans.

Limited spots might be available on game day at Red Deck, N25, N29, E32, E35, E41, E42, E43 and Lockheed/Dobbins. If you’re lucky enough to score one of these, payment is by credit card only.

Details on electric vehicle charging stations, accessibility parking and other information can be found at www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark/transportation/parking.

Want to avoid parking completely? Consider taking public transportation. MARTA and CobbLinc can take you right up to the park, depending on which bus you take. Details are at www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark/transportation/public-transportation.

If you don’t mind a short walk, there are two spots around The Battery — along Windy Ridge Parkway and at Heritage Court — designated for drop-off and pickup for ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

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Park rules

Before you head to your gate, drop off your purchases at your vehicle, along with any backpacks or larger purses. Bags aren’t allowed in Truist, to reduce touchpoints and congestion. The only exceptions are for medical bags, diaper bags if you have an infant with you, and small, single compartment clutches no larger than 5-by-9 inches. If you don’t feel like walking all the way back to your vehicle, you can rent a locker outside the Third Base Gate for $10 per bag.

In addition to bags, other prohibited items include: alcoholic and illegal drugs; aluminum cans, including sunscreen spray; bats; glass bottles; ice chests, hard-sided coolers or soft-sided coolers; sticks, including signs attached to sticks, or full size brooms; and bullhorns, noise makers or confetti. For the complete list, check the park’s website at www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark/security.