Atlanta Braves break ground on mixed-use ballpark development

SunTrust Park will be constructed by American Builders 2017, a joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Company, and New South Construction.

September 17, 2014 |

The new Home of the Braves has its name: SunTrust Park.

Committed to building the communities they serve, Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks, Inc. and the Atlanta Braves today announced a partnership for the naming rights of the new Home of the Braves, slated to open in the spring of 2017. The development will be the first of its kind—a destination that combines a state-of-the-art Major League Baseball ballpark with a simultaneously constructed multi-use community including unique shops, restaurants, offices, and residences.

The name of the park was announced in conjunction with a groundbreaking ceremony held today. Developed by the Braves in partnership with the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority, SunTrust Park will be constructed by American Builders 2017, a joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Company and New South Construction.

Construction will be completed by Opening Day 2017.  Located in Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the bustling Cumberland CID, SunTrust Park will flow directly into the surrounding development, creating a vibrant atmosphere with unique shops, restaurants and entertainment venues that is accessible 365 days a year, not only on Braves game days.

“The new ballpark constitutes a new chapter in Atlanta Braves baseball, and we are excited that SunTrust has decided to build upon our decades-long relationship and embark on this journey with us,” said Atlanta Braves Chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk.  “Both of our organizations have deep roots in Atlanta and loyal fans throughout the Southeast and across the nation.  We couldn’t imagine a more perfect partner and look forward to seeing the first pitch at SunTrust Park in 2017.”

For more information, visit www.HomeoftheBraves.com.  

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