Images from the first game at SunTrust Park

Sean Breslin/breslanta.com

Friday night was a special one for the long and storied history of the Atlanta Braves, as the franchise celebrated the long-awaited opening of SunTrust Park.

There was no shortage of pageantry, with legends returning and a 45-minute pregame ceremony to officially open the stadium. But once the game began, it was all about baseball, and the fans were delighted by a 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.

(More: Places to eat at SunTrust Park and the Battery: a complete guide)

Here are some images I captured throughout the day, from the pregame festivities at the Battery to the pregame ceremony to the game itself. If you didn’t make it to the first game, be sure to visit the ballpark soon.

Note: For best viewing, click on the first image and scroll through with your arrow keys.

 

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