Safety inspectors reminding businesses owners to watch out for crowds during World Series

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — As excitement builds before the Atlanta Braves head back to Atlanta for the next few days, fans are gathering in droves, filling restaurants and bars at The Battery.

Fire safety inspectors are visiting businesses and reminding them that they need to keep the crowds under control.

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“It’s gonna be electric,” Braves fan John Jurjevich said.

Fans are forecasting a phenomenal Friday night at The Battery when the Braves play Game 3 of the World Series.

Up to 100,000 people are 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.

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.”

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Inspectors tell Channel 2′s Tom Jones that they will be out throughout the weekend, making sure businesses are obeying their building occupancy.

Officials say that if a business reaches their maximum occupancy, they must refuse to let anyone else in until someone leaves or face being cited.

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