How to Watch Batting Practice at Truist Park [Atlanta Braves]


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One of the best and easiest ways to interact with Braves players is attending a Braves batting practice. If you get lucky, you may also be able to get a souvenir baseball from a players home run or foul ball. After the players are done taking batting practice, some may even come sign autographs. But what about Atlanta Braves games at Truist Park? Can you watch batting practice at Truist Park?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Truist Park, although it’s worth noting that batting practice may begin prior to the stadium gates opening, so fans may miss some of the players taking batting practice. The official time that Atlanta Braves batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two and a half hours before game time. Typically, batting practice lasts 45-60 minutes per team.

The Braves will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

Truist Park gates will open 2 hours before first pitch for most games. The only exceptions are Thursday and Sunday day games, in which gates will only open 90 minutes before first pitch. The Braves will take batting practice first. The road team will begin batting practice after the Braves are finished. You will want to get there right as gates open to see as many Braves players as possible.

Although batting practice is usually held, it is worth noting that there can be occasional exceptions due to weather or other circumstances. Batting practice time is at the manager’s discretion, but as I mentioned earlier, most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible (source).

Atlanta Braves Batting Practice Time

Can You Watch Batting Practice at Truist Park?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Truist Park. As we discussed above, the official time that Atlanta Braves batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly 2 to 2.5 hours before game time.

The Atlanta Braves will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but batting practice usually lasts 45-60 minutes per team.

Truist Park gates will open 2 hours before first pitch for most games. The only exceptions are Thursday and Sunday day games, in which gates will only open 90 minutes before first pitch. The Braves will take batting practice first. The road team will begin batting practice after the Braves are finished. Since the Braves go first, you will want to get in the park as soon as you can to watch them take batting practice.

The main takeaway is that even though, yes, fans are allowed to enter the stadium early to watch batting practice at Truist Park, because the gates only open 2 hours before first pitch, or 90 minutes for Sunday and Thursday Day Games, the Braves will often be underway and possibly some Braves players may be done. The road team will then take batting practice after the Braves.

What Time do Gates Open for Batting Practice?

As we discussed above, Truist Park gates open 2 hours prior to game time for most games. The only exceptions are Thursday and Sunday Day Games. It is worth noting that gate times are always subject to change, but most teams stick to normal gate times as much as possible.

After the Braves complete their portion of batting practice, the road team will take the field and hold batting practice. For more information on stadium gates, visit our Truist Park Gate & Parking Guide.

Do You Need a Ticket for Batting Practice?

You will, of course, need a game ticket to be able to enter Truist Park and watch batting practice, but you don’t need an additional ticket to be able to watch batting practice.

If you need tickets for an upcoming Atlanta Braves game, you can read more by visiting our article that discusses buying tickets at Truist Park.


Other Things to do Besides Watching Batting Practice at Truist Park

When heading to the game, you may want to check out some of the other attractions near or in Truist Park. Here are a couple popular attractions near Truist Park that we think you might enjoy.

The Battery Atlanta offers an unprecedented entertainment experience year around, but is a great place to go on game days. The battery features some of the best food in the world made by some of the best chefs in the country. There are different drink establishments as well, if you prefer something to help you relax. Also, there are many sporting things to do such as bowling or even riding a mechanical bull. You can check out more here.

Hope and Will’s Sandlot is a great place for the kids to play and have a good time. They have a state of the art rock climbing wall, ziplines, carnival games, etc. It can get busy, so plan on spending some time in the area as it is first come first served. It costs a little bit to get a token, which is required to get into the play area.

Also, going to a game isn’t complete without buying a jersey from your local team. If you are wanting to get a jersey of you favorite current or past Braves player, I would encourage you to check out our Authentic Braves Jersey article.

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