Manfred: SunTrust Park is ‘a model for other organizations’

Posted: 19/04/2017 in MLB, Sports
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With fans understandably excited with the grand opening of Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, the new ball park seems to have impressed commissioner Rob Manfred, who offered up high praise on the Braves’ beautiful new landmark.

“The ballpark itself is beautiful,” Manfred said, according to Richard Justice of “But the scope of the project around it, I really think is the future for baseball.

“I do think it’s a model for other organizations. We ask our fans to do a lot. They come 81 times a year. You’ve got to make sure you have a venue that is attractive, provides entertainment alternatives, food alternatives. The Braves have just done an unbelievable job with those concepts.”

For the past 20 years the Braves home was Turner Field – a ball park that hosted the National League Division Series 11 times, the 1999 World Series, as well as the All-Star game in 2000. The club’s new look also features an impressive plethora of tribute statues that include the great Hank Aaron and legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox.

The Henry Aaron statue may be the best baseball statue I’ve ever seen,” Manfred said. “The detail, everything from the size of him, which I think is reflective of the figurative size of the man, it’s just unbelievable.”


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