Atlanta’s new up and coming stadiums are taking the community by storm. Over the summer, a large portion of students attended the new Braves stadium, SunTrust Park. SunTrust park opened Mar. 31 2017 for the preseason game against the Yankees.
Junior Luke Schiller attended the game and said, “There’s better food and it’s a much better experience than Turner Field.” SunTrust park does have some extraordinary food options, including First & Third Hot Dog & Sausage Shack, Waffle House, Fox Bros BBQ and many others.
The stadium was completed in March and has been a hot spot for our community ever since. Junior Laura Von Bargen said, “My sister took me to a game and it was smaller than I expected, but it was fun.” Junior Savannah Sommer added, “I can’t wait to go next summer and watch the game from right field; it seems really awesome.” The stadium really seemed to hit a home run with the students.
Another brand-new addition to the Atlanta community is the Mercedes Benz Stadium. The stadium is home to Atlanta United and the Atlanta Falcons and will also host the 2018 College Football National Championship, the 2019 Super Bowl and the 2026 SEC championship. Although the stadium is scheduled to open Aug. 26 at the first Atlanta Falcons home game, the stadium’s flower-folding top will not be in use due to mechanical issues that will not be resolved until a later date. Junior Ashwin Gidwani said, “The new stadium is definitely going to help the Falcons win the Super Bowl I love it.” With these two brand new Atlanta editions, the city is destined for more tourists and more fun activities for our community.