Rob Manfred praises new Braves park

BY JOSE JEFFERIES
Posted on FEB 18, 2019

MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred, expressed pleasure at the new SunTrust Park in Georgia.

MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred, expressed pleasure at the new SunTrust Park in Georgia.

Manfred toured the Atlanta Braves facility on Friday. According to Manfred, it could serve as a model for other franchises looking to build stadiums.
"I do think it's a model for other organizations," said Manfred. "You know, we asked our fans to do a lot. They come 81 times a year. You've to make sure you have a venue that is attractive and provides entertainment alternatives, food alternatives. The Braves have done just an unbelievable job with those concepts."

Before a game between the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres, Manfred commented on the Cobb County stadium, which has a capacity of 41,149, almost nine thousand lass than the old Braves stadium, Turner Field, boasted.

"The ballpark itself is beautiful, but I really think the scope of the project itself is a model for baseball," said Manfred. "Hats off to [Braves chairman] Terry McGuirk and his team for the fantastic job that they've done here."

The venue was part of a $1.1 billion development that is near an entertainment and residential district called the Battery. It is near a series of high trafficked interchanges and freeways.

"The most exciting thing for me is the number of fans who were here really early and were enjoying the place for a full day," said Manfred. "We're off to a great start.

 

 

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