SunTrust Park, the new home for the Atlanta Braves, is set to open in 2017, but not without some controversy. For starters, the new structure cuts into money that had been previously set aside for public parks.
The newest controversy surrounding SunTrust Park is under the pretext of “public safety.” There will be a ban on game days which prevents the area’s private parking lots from being in operation.
Not only is that bad, but it’s compounded by the fact that there will be no public transit serving the stadium, which only makes a difficult situation worse.
Basically, this means that if you don’t plan on driving to games and then parking within the stadium’s parking lot, you won’t be able to attend.
The plan is virtually identical to the one Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, implemented for his team years ago.