Truist Park is one of the Braves biggest advantages

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Braves surpassed 3 million fans to enter the gate at Truist Park this season.

It’s by far the most visitors Truist Park has seen since it opened in 2017, and the most fans the Braves have welcomed in a single season since 2000. The Battery has become the place to be in the metro Atlanta area — a spectacle from the moment you open your car door. There’s no better place to watch a baseball game, and it’s quickly become one of the Braves’ biggest advantages.

During last year’s postseason, the Braves only lost once at home, which came in Game 5 of the World Series. They finished the playoffs with a 7-1 record at Truist Park on their way to the World Series, and that type of home-field advantage has carried into 2022. The Braves are a stunning 52-26 at home this season — one of the best home marks in all of baseball.

Truist Park is packed to the brim nearly every night the Braves play, and the advantage goes beyond just the game on the field. Because of the loads of people that arrive at The Battery on a nightly basis, it’s also boosting the Braves’ payroll year after year, allowing them to be as aggressive as ever during free agency.

Payroll was substantially higher this season than ever in franchise history, and it’s only going up from here. Anthopoulos has urged fans to continue coming out to the games because the more fans that come, the more money the Braves will have to spend. I expect this upcoming offseason to be one of the busiest in Braves’ history, and we all owe ourselves a pat on the back for making that possible.

Photographer: David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

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