The Atlanta Braves' new stadium may have a zip line

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MLB stadiums continue to get more and more innovative as the years go on, and SunTrust Park -- the new home of the Atlanta Braves, opening in 2017 -- will be no different.

The new venue, which is about 15 miles removed from where the Braves currently play their home games, may feature a creative way for fans to roam about the ballpark: a zip line.

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According to Marcy Williams of the AM 750 WSB Radio, the team is considering adding in a zip line to help make transportation throughout the park faster and easier -- and a lot more fun.

Braves Executive Vice-President Derek Schiller says a zip line is part of the team's effort to make an outing to the ballpark more family friendly.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the zip line would most likely be placed behind the video board to carry people from one end of the concourse to the other.

The video board will be perched in center field, so, if instituted, players and fans would presumably be able to watch fans zip across the outfield.

This certainly has the possibility of being a dangerous endeavor in such a large place, but if handled right, would surely make SunTrust Park one of the coolest places to catch a game.

- By John Dorn

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The Atlanta Braves' new stadium may have a zip line

29. Rogers Centre, Toronto Blue Jays

The only things worse than this warehouse-looking place are the metric measurements on the outfield walls.


23. Angel Stadium, Los Angeles Angels

Nothin’ like some fake rocks in center field to really set the mood for a baseball game.


22. Progressive Field, Cleveland Indians

The fact that it’s no longer Jacobs Field bumps this down at least five spots.


21. Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals

Can this place just stay out of the playoffs just once?


19. Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks

Center field is the deepest part of the stadium, guys. The wall doesn’t need to be that high.

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5. Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox

Relax, Fenway is definitely an amazing place to watch a game. But sitting directly behind a pole and/or facing the left-center field wall just isn’t always appealing.



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