The Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball franchise has struck partnerships with Uber and Waze to improve transport plans surrounding its new under-construction SunTrust Park stadium.
Waze has collaborated with the Braves and Cobb County to share data and real-time traffic updates with fans and commuters via a SunTrust Park mobile application that will be created by Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
Users will have the option to be provided with directions that will take them directly to their assigned parking lot. A private shuttle service will serve the managed parking lots.
Meanwhile the stadium will feature pick-up and drop-off points for customers of Uber, the taxi ride-booking app, near the main gates.
The franchise has also confirmed that there will be more than 11,000 parking spaces that will be owned or leased by the club – 2,500 more than there were at Turner Field.
“With three months to go until opening day, we have already secured significantly more parking than we had, for a ballpark that is much smaller,” the Braves’ president of development, Mike Plant, said. “Additionally, we have already analysed and forecast traffic flow through every corridor entering our development. While we know this plan will continue to evolve, we couldn’t be more pleased with where we are at this time.”