SunTrust Park

Atlanta

  • Services

    Architecture, Interior Design, Wayfinding

  • Typologies

    Ballparks

  • Building Activities

    Baseball

  • Location

    North America

  • Completion

    2017

CHALLENGE. Fan expectations of the live experience are putting increasing emphasis on time spent before and after the game itself. With that in mind, our challenge with designing SunTrust Park became how to design an authentically Southern destination that offers something for everyone and ample reasons to linger.

INNOVATION. Community is everything at SunTrust Park, which caters to both small and large groups. The ballpark was designed to appeal to every kind of baseball fan, ranging from hardcore Braves devotees to casual fans wanting to hang out with friends on a sunny day.

SunTrust Park weaves together the comforts of traditional southern hospitality with modern technologies to create a fan experience unlike any other. From the Xfinity Lounge’s rooftop patio to the first zip line and climbing tower in a Major League ballpark, there’s something for all generations of fandom.

  • SunTrust Park features the largest canopy in baseball, three times bigger than most.
  • Our designers immersed themselves in the southeast region while envisioning SunTrust Park’s 38 suites and 5 clubs.

In addition to providing shade and protecting fans from the elements, the largest canopy in the big leagues also amplifies crowd cheers back down to the field for a more intimate game day experience. Seats in the lower level feature mesh bottoms and backs to increase airflow and keep fans cool and comfortable during the game. SunTrust Park’s three overlapping seating decks give fans the sensation of being right on top of the action while also offering sightlines of the field which are second-to-none.

IMPACT. SunTrust Park sets the bar for southern hospitality and for the next generation of Major League Baseball ballparks. From revenue generation as the anchor of The Battery Atlanta mixed-use development to representing the evolution of hospitality in American professional sports, it serves as a dynamic economic engine for Atlanta and for the sport of baseball.

The ballpark itself is beautiful, but the scope of the project around it, I really think is the future for baseball. The most exciting thing for me is seeing the number of fans here really early and enjoying the place for a full day.

Rob Manfred / Major League Baseball Commissioner
Facts and Figures
LEED Certification
Silver
Capacity
41,149
Size
1,100,000 sf
Premium hospitality spaces
43
Increase in area property values since 2013
$4.5 billion
Annual impact on Cobb County Government
$18.9 million
Awards
2017
Southeast Project of the Year; Engineering News Record
2017
Ballpark of the Year; BallparkDigest.com
2017
Ballpark of the Year; Baseballparks.com
2017
Best Projects Award - Sports/Entertainment; Engineering News Record
Project Team

Bradd Crowley

Brad Albers

Earl Santee

Mason Hansen

Scott Gibson

Bruce Marshall

Julie Miller

Mark Palmer

Joel Garcia

Jason Furnell

Zach Allee

Sherry Cunnius

Sarah Dempster

Jay Graber

Jodee Remy Smith

Maria Blanco

Joe Spear