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Atlanta Braves Spark with Georgia Power Partnership

April 18, 2017

The Atlanta Braves announced today a refreshed and renewed partnership with Georgia Power as the organization moves into its new home at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta. Georgia Power, the state’s leading electric utility serving 2.5 million customers, has been the Official Energy Partner of the Braves since 1966.

The Georgia Power and Atlanta Braves partnership includes:

  • Charging up at the game. 61 EV charging stations inside parking decks as well as a Georgia Power community charging island
  • Powerful entertainment. Georgia Power Pavilion, a stage that will be used for pre and postgame events, including concerts. The Georgia Power Pavilion is located in the Plaza between the Omni Hotel and Comcast office building in The Battery Atlanta.
  • Two iconic brands making a difference. Unified in a commitment to give back to the community, Georgia Power will also be an Official Community Partner and work with the Atlanta Braves to execute a community program during the season.

“As part of our commitment to make SunTrust Park environmentally friendly, we’re thrilled to partner with Georgia Power to offer electric charging stations for our eco-conscious fans and use all LED lighting as part of our power reduction initiative,” said Derek Schiller, Braves president, business. “These stations, along with the new Georgia Power Pavilion will only continue to make our ballpark and The Battery Atlanta a premier sports and entertainment destination with something for everyone.”

“Georgia Power and the Atlanta Braves share a rich history of tradition in Atlanta and we are proud to continue our partnership with Georgia’s hometown baseball team,” said Paul Bowers, Georgia Power chairman, president & CEO.  “SunTrust Park is an incredible recreational facility for Atlantans and for millions of visitors driving economic growth and employment. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Braves for decades to come in their new home.”

Georgia Power also provided all fans with a free magnetic schedule gate giveaway on April 15 and 16 during the Braves’ Opening Weekend celebrations.

About SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta

SunTrust Park, the new 41,000-seat home of the Atlanta Braves, is being developed by the organization in partnership with the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority and will be completed by Opening Day 2017. Located in Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the bustling Cumberland area, SunTrust Park will flow directly into The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development, featuring boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 550 residences and One Ballpark Center, Comcast’s regional office headquarters.  Powered by Comcast’s all-fiber network and delivering multi-terabit capabilities, SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta will have the highest-capacity network serving any stadium and mixed-use development in the nation. The Battery Atlanta is being privately developed by the Braves along with retail partner Fuqua Development, office developer Pope & Land Enterprises and Pollack Shores Real Estate.  Visitors can get a sneak peek of SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta at www.braves.com/SunTrustPark or www.batteryatl.com.

About Georgia Power

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company’s promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).

 

Contacts:
Beth Marshall
Atlanta Braves
beth.marshall@braves.com
404-614-1336

Holly Crawford
Georgia Power
hcrawfor@southernco.com
404-506-7583

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