Have you had a chance to venture to the new stadium? It doesn’t even compete with Turner Field in the slightest with all of the modern day additions and with it being a safer, more suburban location. With the walk-ability to multiple restaurants, breweries, and the Roxy Theater, it has much more appeal than the remote baseball field that we are used to.

Every seat in the house was filled up on Opening Day and more people came out to explore Battery Park and all it has to offer. The media was there to cover the excitement and some of the Braves’ most respected legends made their debut on the field. We were super impressed by the Kids zone (sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) that includes a zip line and game area. The new and improved chop house has a great view of the stadium and a larger sitting area. There is also a sports themed bar with a 40 foot big screen TV, multiple games, and a rooftop with lots of patio space.

One kink that still needs to be worked out is transportation to and from SunTrust Park. Traffic is still predictability rough on game days. Uber is a viable option despite surcharges and a bit of a wait when leaving the stadium.

A lot of people are wondering how this will affect home prices in Cobb County, specifically homes near by the stadium. We are already seeing prices rise in Atlanta, but homes near the stadium can expect to have a home value that continues to climb. Overall, we think it’s going to positively affect the economy and the real estate market.

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