Cobb County

The Battery restricted to World Series ticket holders as massive crowds descend on Truist Park

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The Battery outside Truist Park has been closed to everyone but World Series ticket holders.

The Braves confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that the area is closed due to high volume.

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Cobb County officials had warned some areas of The Battery could be restricted to ticket holders because of massive crowds trying to watch the game from just outside the stadium.

Up to 100,000 people were expected to pack The Battery for the festivities.

“You won’t be able to walk around, it will be so crowded,” Braves fan Todd Corder said.

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For the last two nights, fans without tickets to the game have crowded The Battery’s restaurants and lawn.

That is a major concern for fire inspectors.

“Buildings are built to only hold so many occupants,” Nick Danz with the Cobb County Fire Department said. “Large crowds present issues as far as safety, emergency egress, access for emergency.”

The Braves play the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the World Series starting at 8:15 p.m.

If the Braves beat the Astros tonight, they will win the World Series for the first time since 1995.

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