The Atlanta Braves have released their schedule for the 2017 season, including the date for the highly-anticipated home opener in the new ballpark in Cobb County.
The Braves will spend the first 12 days of the season on the road before coming home on April 14 to play the San Diego Padres at SunTrust Park. The Braves will play seven consecutive home games through their third game against the Nationals on April 20.
SunTrust Park will host 42 games for the Braves before the All-Star game in July, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. After that break, the Braves will play another 39 games at home.
The schedule is not a complete one as it does not list game times, which will be released with a full schedule closer to the beginning of the season.
The Daily Journal also reports the first pitch for the April 14 game against the Padres is set for 7:35 p.m. The matchup will be the first regular season game the Braves play in SunTrust Park, with the first exhibition game coming on March 31 against the Yankees.
That game is only open to season ticket holders.
There has been much anticipation surrounding the Braves’ move to their new home since the organization announced in 2013 it would be leaving Turner Field in downtown Atlanta, its home since 1997.
The stadium is planned to be in the center of a hub of restaurants and shopping in southern Cobb County.
Inside, SunTrust park is being billed as “the most technologically advanced stadium in the country,” according to Comcast, which is providing internet and Wi-Fi to the ballpark.