Braves offering free tickets to Florida residents displaced by Hurricane Irma

The Atlanta Braves are another team showing baseball’s giving spirit as hurricanes continue to ravage parts of the south. The Braves announced Thursday that they’re offering free tickets to their current series against the Miami Marlins to any Florida residents displaced by Hurricane Irma.

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The same goes for residents of the Georgia and South Carolina counties that are currently under evacuation. The Braves’ four-game series with the Marlins runs through Sunday at SunTrust Park.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 14: A general view of the 3rd base entry to SunTrust Park before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres on April 14, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

From the Braves’ announcement:

Residents can come to the Braves ticket office on the day of the game, show their valid state I.D. and receive a complimentary ticket.

“We know how difficult it has been for those who have had to pack up and leave their homes as Hurricane Irma approaches,” said Derek Schiller, Braves President of Business. “We hope we can help take their mind off the storm for a few hours by coming to enjoy a baseball game at SunTrust Park.”

It’s a nice gesture, and well, they have the room, judging by this picture of Wednesday’s matinee crowd when the Braves played the Texas Rangers.


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