Cobb County

More than 14,000 fans watching Game 6 at Truist Park

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The Braves are back in Houston with two more chances to win their first World Series in over two decades.

But back home in Atlanta, 14,000 fans are watching the game at Truist Park.

The crowd was deafening by the sixth inning, when the Braves had a solid 6 - 0 lead over the Houston Astros.

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The fire department said it saw record crowds at The Battery Sunday night, which forced them to shut down access to anyone who didn’t have a ticket to the game.


Channel 2′s Tom Jones talked to Alex Barnes, who got to The Battery before noon to make sure he had a seat for the watch party.

Barnes was in the crowd Sunday when access was restricted.

“They finally shut it off and actually wouldn’t let people come in and out,” Barnes said.

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The crowd may be smaller Tuesday night since the game is in Houston, but workers were still putting up barricades for crowd control.

Jones saw workers erecting barricades near the Georgia Power Pavilion. There were also signs saying “keep this area clear” in front of the Chop House gate.

While lots of fans plan to go to The Battery and to Truist tonight, other fans prefer to avoid the crowds.

“I’ll be watching the game in my basement,” one fan said. “In front of my 86-inch TV so... But we will be going, ‘Go Braves!’”

Gates open at Truist Park at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.