After more than 20 years, the Atlanta Braves are World Series champions once again. And Braves Country—it’s time to celebrate.
Beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, the Braves are hosting a “World Championship Parade” in Atlanta and Cobb County. Fans are encouraged to line the streets of downtown Atlanta and Cobb Parkway, along the parade route, by 11 a.m. if possible.
Here’s an overall schedule of events planned for Friday:
12 p.m. - Parade begins in Atlanta
1:15 p.m. - Parade pauses at Peachtree Street and 10th Street
2 p.m. - Parade resumes at Cobb Parkway and Riverwood Parkway
3 p.m. - Parade ends at Battery Avenue
3:30 p.m. - Truist Park Ceremony begins
4:30 p.m. - Ludacris / Big Boi concert begins
6 p.m. - Event concludes
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The parade will start near Centennial Olympic Park at Peachtree Street and Marietta Street.
It will then continue up Peachtree Street and 10th Street and onto Interstate 75, where the team will head to Cobb County.
The parade will pick back up on Cobb Parkway at Riverwood Parkway and proceed to Cobb Parkway at Battery Avenue.
Plan ahead if you live or work in the areas of the parade route.
Road closures along and near the parade route in Cobb County could start as early as 10 a.m.
The surrounding streets in Atlanta will be blocked off at 11 a.m. with no access for cars to drive on or near the parade route.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced the following road closures for interstate exits:
- US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway from Riverwood Parkway to Akers Mill Road – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway from Riverwood Parkway to I-285 (Ramps open, all exiting traffic directed NB) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
- US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway from Riverwood Parkway to Cumberland Boulevard – Noon to 5:00 pm
- Exit 19 (US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway) from I-285 Eastbound – Noon to 5:00 pm
- Exit 20 from I-285 Westbound – Noon to 5:00 pm
- Sweeping for re-opening of Cobb pkwy to begin at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In Cobb County, anyone who watches the procession south of I-285 and wants to walk toward Battery Atlanta should NOT attempt to cross under the interstate along Cobb Parkway. They should instead use the pedestrian bridge accessible from the Galleria parking lot.
Most of the parking along the parade route is privately owned, so fans should make sure they find a lot that is available for celebration parking
After the parade, a ticketed celebration will be held inside Truist Park at 3:30 p.m., followed by a concert with Ludacris and Big Boi. Tickets were free, however, fans were asked to reserve them in advance.
The gates at Truist Park will open at 12 p.m. Fans can enter through the left field and third base gates.
Fans can also watch from the Battery, but there will be a capacity limit. Those without tickets will be let in on a first come first served basis.
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