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MLB OnScene: Braves open new home at SunTrust Park

After playing their first eight games of the regular season on the road, the Braves returned to Atlanta to open their new home, SunTrust Park.

Our reporters take you behind the scenes with the organization to show off some of the amenities at Major League Baseball's newest stadium.

There's no place like home

Lots of excitement for the debut of SunTrust Park. Everything feels too new.

Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Staff Writer463d ago

La vista desde el palco de prensa del nuevo estadio de Atlanta Braves... uno de los grandes privilegios de este oficio.

Enrique Rojas, ESPNdeportes463d ago

Really nice homage to Hank Aaron inside SunTrust Park. They were running a video of his 715th home run when I walked by.

Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Staff Writer463d ago

Delta just gave the first two fans that entered new SunTrust Park, Cain & Melissa Carpenter of Ringgold, Ga., two tickets to travel to anywhere in the world.

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer463d ago

The Braves' Freddie Freeman is working out before his first regular-season game at the new park. Lots of excitement in the air and a fair bit of confusion. No one seems to quite know where anything is.

Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Staff Writer462d ago

MLB commissioner Ron Manfred on the opening of SunTrust Park and the new urbanist development next to it, "I think the scope of this project is the future of baseball."

Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Staff Writer462d ago

Coming in second to Hank Aaron's 715th HR ball as best artifact in Braves new ballpark? Sid Bream's knee brace from Game 7 of 1992 NLCS!

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer462d ago

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

Mike Plant, president of development for the Braves, gives us a tour of The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million square foot property adjacent to SunTrust Park

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer463d ago

There's a new version of oceanfront property in Atlanta, where there's some 500 apartments that are being rented out within hundreds of feet from SunTrust Park. We got look from the one with the best views

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer463d ago

When that hotel behind center field of SinTrust Park is finished, fans will be able to pay to hang out on their balconies and watch the game.

Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Staff Writer462d ago

Keeping beers cold in 'Hot-lanta'

Worried about your beer getting hot in the Atlanta sun? Worry no longer. The team's new SunTrust Park has cooled cup holders it built in partnership with Miller Coors to keep beer cold in both a cup and a can

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer463d ago

A dinner here is never second best

Just tried Fox Bros BBQ at SunTrust Park. Brisket was good. Is it wrong to say the mac & cheese was better?

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer463d ago

Trying some new food at the Braves SunTrust Park opening tonight. We start off with the Catfish Po'Boy Taco (3 for $12)

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer463d ago

Just tried the Pimento Cheese Patty Melt at new SunTrust Park ($10), it's a tribute to the state of South Carolina.

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer463d ago

I'm calling it now. If there's one item to have at the Braves' new SunTrust Park, it's the Nashville Hot Chicken. One of the top new concession items in all of baseball this year.

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer463d ago

Waffle House at new Braves stadium

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer462d ago

For those wondering if all ballpark innovations are unhealthy, the Braves have a response: The $4 Veggie Cup!

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer462d ago