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IT'S GAME DAY: What to know for Braves-Cardinals NLDS Game 5 at SunTrust Park

IT'S GAME DAY: What to know for Braves-Cardinals NLDS Game 5 at SunTrust Park

The Braves couldn't hold onto the lead in Game 4 as St. Louis forced and won the game in extra innings. The team has not won a playoff series since 2001.

IT'S GAME DAY: What to know for Braves-Cardinals NLDS Game 5 at SunTrust Park

It all comes down to this.

The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals will meet in the decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series Wednesday for a trip to the championship series. 

The Braves couldn't hold onto the lead in Game 4 as St. Louis forced and won the game in extra innings. The team has not won a playoff series since 2001. 

>>We'll bring you LIVE coverage ALL DAY from SunTrust Park leading up to the big game! Our coverage continues anywhere you stream WSB Radio and on our mobile app. 

>>Listen for traffic reports every 6 minutes starting at 3 p.m. and after the game.

Game 5 first pitch is set for 5:07 p.m Wednesday at SunTrust Park. The pitching matchup will be the same as Game 2: Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals. 

Here is everything fans need to know if they are heading to SunTrust Park for Game 5. 

[RELATED: Sent down in June, Foltynewicz now the Braves’ biggest-game starter]


SunTrust Park's gates will open at 2:30 p.m., two and half hours before the first pitch. A full seating chart and list of entrances can be found here. 

The Braves recommend that fans arrive early as crowds and security lines are expected to increase closer to game time. Fans are also encouraged to be in their seats early for pregame. Legendary Brave Phil Niekro will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

As for tickets, the Braves announced there are still standing room only tickets available. Secondary ticket sites showed prices starting at $75. 

[RELATED: Extended nets installed at SunTrust Park for Braves playoffs]


Unlike Game 1 and 2 in Atlanta, Wednesday's game will finally feel like fall. Meteorologist Brian Monahan says to expect a great afternoon for baseball. 

[RELATED: Umpire at center of infamous Braves infield fly rule will be crew chief for NLDS]


Parking passes for Game 5 went on sale earlier this week. The parking lots will open at 1 p.m.

According to the team’s website, lots Red Deck, N25, N29, E32, E35, E41, E42, E43 and Lockheed/Dobbins will accept on-site payment with a credit card if there are spaces available.

The four lots usually reserved for season ticket holders — Orange Valet Deck, Delta Deck, Braves 9 and Braves 11 — will be open to the public during the division series games.

Parking accessible for disabled fans will be available in lots N29 and the Red Deck. A valid ADA tag is required in order to park in these lots. Shuttle services for guests needing assistance getting to and from SunTrust Park begin two-and-a-half hours prior to first pitch at N29 while the Red Deck is open four hours before the beginning of a game.

Shuttle services are available from the Lockheed/Dobbins lot for weekday games. Shuttle services are not available from any other lot.

[RELATED: Don't get ripped off! Parking spots for Braves games reach nearly $1,000]


Outside food is allowed but only items that can fit into a one-gallon, clear plastic bag. Each ticket holder can bring in one water bottle. 

One bag of food and one bottle of water per ticket will be permitted. 

Here’s a list of items fans are NOT allowed to bring into SunTrust Park:

  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Bota bags or wineskins
  • Bags, purses or backpacks exceeding 16x16x8 inches
  • Ice chests or hard sided coolers
  • Camera lenses exceeding 5 inches; camera tri, dual or single leg pods by non-media personnel
  • Folding chairs, tables, stools or devices used as such; sticks, clubs (including signs attached to sticks) or full size brooms
  • Fireworks, firearms or other weapons (including knives, mace, pepper spray, Tasers/stun guns and toy replicas of weapons)
  • Bullhorns, noise makers or confetti
  • Laser devices or pointers
  • Skateboards, hoverboards and rollerblades
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Framed or oversized backpacks
  • Balloons, beachballs and other inflatable items

Information from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.

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