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A-to-Z Guide

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Address

Mailing: P.O. Box 490310, Lawrenceville, GA, 30049

Shipping/GPS: Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

 

Advance Tickets

You may purchase tickets for any remaining home game, pending availability, at the Advance Ticket Booth located behind Section 100, by calling the Gwinnett Stripers Ticket Office at 678-277-0340. Tickets are also on sale online at GoStripers.com.

 

Animals

Only certified guide dogs are permitted in Coolray Field, except during Bark in the Park (limited to the "The Bank" lawn/berm area only).

 

ATM

Are available on the plaza near the Ticket Office, on the first base side of the stadium near the Team Store, and on the third base side of the stadium near the concession stands.

 

Alcohol

No alcoholic beverages may be brought into or taken out of Coolray Field. Sale of alcoholic beverages will conclude at the end of the 7th inning.

 

Autographs

Fans are permitted to seek autographs from the players of both teams before or after each game. Players will not be available to sign autographs once the game has started.

 

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Bags

All bags entering Coolray Field are subject to inspection.

 

Banned Items

For the safety of all fans, the following items are not permitted in the stadium: laser pointers, glass bottles or cans, weapons of any kind, lawn chairs, pets, banners and/or flags of any kind with a stick, alcohol or drugs, outside food and beverages, and any other objects that can be dangerous when thrown.

 

Birthdays

Celebrate your child's birthday at Coolray Field! All Birthday Party Packages include a pre-game meal consisting of hot dogs, chips, dessert and refreshments per guest. In addition, the birthday child will have "Happy Birthday" sung to them while on the Stripers Dugout during the game! This package requires a minimum of 10 guests. Space is limited, so call 678-277-0340 today to reserve your party.

Birthday Announcements

See "Video Board Messages" for more details.

 

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Cameras and Video

Fans are welcome to bring cameras and hand-held video cameras into Coolray Field as long as the equipment does not interfere with the enjoyment of the game by others. Please contact our Media Relations Department at 678-277-0320 for use of equipment requiring a tripod or monopod. Camera cases must be inspected upon entry to Coolray Field.

 

Cellular Phones / Mobile Devices

Use of cellular phones is permitted providing it does not interfere with the enjoyment of the game by others. Coolray Field offers a free Wi-Fi connection in specific areas of the ballpark.

 

Children's Tickets

Children age two and younger do not require a ticket to attend a game.

 

Chopper the Groundhog

This 6'8" groundhog (Marmota monax, also known as a woodchuck or a whistlepig) is proud to be the official mascot of the Gwinnett Stripers. Chopper was born on September 15, 2008 in Gwinnett County, GA and is a descendant of General Beauregard Lee, Georgia's famous weather prognosticator. Catch him leading the Tomahawk Chop and cheering with fans throughout Coolray Field all season long. When he's not at the games, Chopper can be found at public events all over Gwinnett County and beyond. Download a Chopper Appearance Request Form.

 

Concessions

A variety of food and drink offerings are available at the stands throughout Coolray Field, courtesy of concessions partner Professional Sports Catering. No outside food or beverages are allowed in Coolray Field.

 

Credit Cards

The Gwinnett Stripers accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card.

 

Customer Service Booth

The customer service booth is located on the main concourse behind section 100. For questions, scorecards and rosters, please visit this location.

 

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Dugouts

The Gwinnett Stripers use the third base dugout during their home games at Coolray Field. Visiting teams will use the first base dugout.

 

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Elevators

Are located on the first and third base lines near the restrooms. Use of the elevators is restricted to guests with tickets to the Luxury Suites or Home Plate Club seating.

 

Events

Entertaining guests or planning a corporate meeting? We have a variety of full-service, catered event spaces to fit your needs! Call 678-277-0347 for more information.

 

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Five and Dine

Each Five and Dine plan includes a Field Box ticket to five of the best games of the season, plus a $10 food and beverage credit per seat to enjoy at each game! There's three plans to choose from, each for just $75: the Combo Plan (three Friday games, two Saturday games), the Friday Plan (five Friday games) and the Saturday Plan (five Saturday games). For more information, call 678-277-0340.

 

First Aid

First Aid/medical staff is provided throughout the ballpark by Gwinnett Medical Center. All accidents and injuries should be referred to the First Aid room, located at the Customer Service booth on the main concourse.

 

Friends & Family Nights, presented by McDonald's

For just $15, each Friends & Family Night includes one (1) Field Box Ticket and an offer from McDonald's! Dates are April 28, May 26, June 23, July 21, August 18 and September 1! For more information, call 678-277-0340.

 

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Gates

Entry gates are open one (1) hour prior to the announced start time of each game.

 

General Admission

General Admission seating is available on the "The Bank" (lawn/berm area) for $8 (weekends and holidays only).

 

Gluten Free Options

Coolray Field offers gluten free food options at select concession stands. For more information, please contact Professional Sports Catering at 678-277-0382.

 

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Home Plate Club

The premium experience at Coolray Field, the Home Plate Club seats you closer to the batter's box than the pitcher on the mound is. Each Home Plate Club ticket includes access to an all-you-can-eat buffet prior to the game, plus a private bar and view of the Stripers' indoor batting cages. For more information on the Home Plate Club, call 678-277-0340.

 

Hotels

Just a short drive away from Coolray Field are two excellent hotel options:

 

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Individual Game Tickets

Tickets for games not included as Season Tickets or Mini-Plans go on sale in March of each year and remain on sale through season's end. Click here to purchase online.

 

International League

The International League is one of the oldest leagues in all of Minor League Baseball. The 14-team circuit has headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and is headed by President Randy Mobley. The league has three Divisions and the winners of each division plus a "Wild Card" (the team with the best winning percentage that did not win a Division) enters the Governors' Cup Playoffs. The eventual IL champion then faces the champion of the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Divisions are as follows:

  • IL North Division: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays), Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies), Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox), Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees), Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals).
  • IL West Division: Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians), Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates), Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds), Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers).
  • IL South Division: Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta Braves), Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox), Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays), Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles).

 

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Jerseys

Purchase Gwinnett Stripers jerseys (coming soon) at the Team Store located on the Main Concourse at Coolray Field. Jerseys are also on sale at the Online Team Store.

 

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Kids Club - Stripers Schoolies

Stripers Schoolies is open to all kids ages 12 and under, and membership is FREE! All members will receive one (1) FREE Infield Box ticket to all 2018 Gwinnett Stripers Sunday home games, a 10% discount in the Team Store on Sundays, access to special events and field trips, and much more! Click HERE for a Registration Form!

 

Kids Zone

The Marathon Kids Zone is located on the main concourse down the left field line. Rides are open to all children with the only restriction being height on some inflatables. Tickets can be purchased on a per-ride basis for $2 or "All You Can Jump" for $10.

 

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Lost and Found

The Customer Service booth located on the main concourse serves as our Lost and Found location. Please turn in any found items or inquire about things left behind anytime during the game. To locate a lost item during normal business hours, please call 678-277-0300.

 

Lost Children or Adults

Will be escorted to the Customer Service booth behind Section 102. A missing child or adult can be reported to any member of the Gwinnett Stripers staff.

 

Left Field Landing

This exclusive picnic area located just beyond the left field fence is available for rental each game and features an incredible view of the field. Call 678-277-0340 to reserve a date!

 

Luxury Suites

Your group can enjoy the game in maximum comfort in a Coolray Field Luxury Suite. All suites include climate-controlled indoor seating, outdoor seating, flat-screen televisions, wet bar, and access to our Suite Lounge and Bar. Four types of Luxury Suites are available to best accommodate your group's size and needs: the 20-Person Suite, the 40-Person "Party Suite," the 40-Person "Game Suite" and the 100-Person "Super Suite." For more information, call 678-277-0340.

 

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Major League Affiliation

The Gwinnett Stripers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and are owned by that franchise. The Braves Minor League system is as follows: Class Triple-A: Gwinnett Stripers - International League; Class Double-A: Mississippi Braves - Southern League; Class A-Advanced: Florida FireFrogs - Florida State League; Class A: Rome Braves - South Atlantic League; Short Season A: Danville Braves - Appalachian League; Short Season A: Gulf Coast Braves - Gulf Coast League.

 

Media Requests

Requests from traditional media outlets (newspapers/magazines, radio stations, TV stations) for season and single-game credentials, interviews with Gwinnett Stripers' players and staff, photos/logos, etc. can be directed to the Media Relations Department by calling 678-277-0320 or e-mailing dave.lezotte@braves.com.

 

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National Anthem Singers

National Anthem singers are selected by the Stripers during an audition process each February. Individual singers and vocal groups (five singers or less) should complete and return a registration form for the 2018 National Anthem Audition, to be held at Coolray Field on Saturday, February 24. Groups larger than five should contact the Stripers Group Sales department at 678-277-0340. 

 

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Office Hours

The Gwinnett Stripers business offices are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On weekend game days, the offices open at 10:00 a.m. and remain open throughout the game.

 

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Parking

Event parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in lots around Coolray Field for $5 per car and $10 per bus. Click here for more information. Season Ticket Holders and Suite Holders with Grey VIP Parking Permits will be directed to park in Lot A.

 

Party "Docks"

Take in a Gwinnett Stripers game with 20 to 60 of your closest friends at the 1st Base Dock or 3rd Base Dock! Both Party "Docks" are located on the same level as our Suites and give fans the perfect elevated view to see the field. Rentals of these areas allow access for all guests to our Suite Lounge & Bar. Food purchase is not required for space rental! With only two Party "Docks" available each night, open dates sell out fast. Call 678-277-0340 to reserve your date today!

 

Phone Numbers

Please call 678-277-0300 to reach the Main Office, or 678-277-0340 to reach the Ticket Office.

 

Picnic Options

Plan a picnic outing for your church, business or civic club with a delicious menu of picnic items at one of Coolray Field's many hospitality areas, including:
 

  • The Cove - Located just down the first base line, this area is another excellent place to host your group for a two-hour all-inclusive picnic. Guests will be served from the time gates open until one hour into the game. Great for groups of 20 to 150!
  • Left Field Landing - Watch all the action atop the left field wall while enjoying an all-inclusive picnic for two hours, starting when the gates open and lasting one hour into the game. Great for groups of 20 to 250!

Call 678-277-0340 for details.

 

Pocket Schedules

Gwinnett Stripers Pocket Schedules are available from February to the end of each season from locations throughout the stadium and area businesses. If your business or organization would like a box of Pocket Schedules for your office, please email stripersinfo@braves.com.

 

Programs

The official gameday publication of the Gwinnett Stripers is distributed free of charge to fans as they enter Coolray Field. Additional copies can be requested at the Customer Service booth.

 

Promotions

Our full 2018 promotional schedule, featuring all giveaway items, can be viewed online.

 

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Questions?

Gwinnett Stripers staff members are happy to answer any questions you may have. If you're at the ballpark, visit the Customer Service booth located on the main concourse. If you're away from Coolray Field, call 678-277-0300 or email stripersinfo@braves.com.

 

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Radio Broadcasts

All 140 Gwinnett Stripers games - home and road - are broadcast on 97.7 FM The Other Side of the River and online via TuneIn Radio. Tony Schiavone enters his 10th season as the "Voice of the Stripers" in 2018.

 

Rain Policy

For information on postponements and cancellations due to weather, click here.

 

Re-Entry

Re-entry into Coolray Field requires a ticket stub and a hand stamp.

 

Rosters and Scorecards

Official rosters from both teams and blank scorecards are available for free at the Customer Service booth.

 

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Smoking Policy

Smoking - including the use of E-Cigarettes and Vaporizers - is not permitted anywhere in Coolray Field.

 

Social Media

Follow the Stripers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! We're now also on Snapchat!

 

 

Splash Cash

You may purchase Splash Cash in advance of your trip to Coolray Field. These certificates are redeemable at concession stands, Team Store, parking and Marathon Kids Zone inflatables. Splash Cash are a great way for employers to reward employees on their night at the ballpark.

 

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Tailgating

Is allowed in the lots surrounding Coolray Field. You will be charged $5 for each space used. Open-flame cooking is restricted.

 

Team of the Night

Local youth teams can enjoy the thrill of a lifetime as they take the field with Gwinnett Stripers' players as the Team of the Night! Each team also enjoys a VIP Party in their own private party area during the game. A minimum purchase of 35 tickets is required to take part in this special opportunity. Dates fill up quickly as there is only one Team of the Night per game, so book your date today by calling 678-277-0340.

 

Team Store

The Gwinnett Stripers Team Store is located behind Section 103 and sells a variety of merchandise for fans of all ages. Click here for store hours and more information. You can also purchase official Stripers merchandise at our Online Team Store!

 

Tickets

Gwinnett Stripers ticket packages (full season, half season, weekend and mini-plans) and individual tickets can be purchased by calling 678-277-0340. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Coolray Field Ticket Office and online at GoStripers.com.

 

Tours

Coolray Field tours are available from April through August. Each 30-minute tour requires a $5 per-person charge (min. 15 people). Tours run from Tuesday through Thursday on non-game days from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Complete a Tour Request Form and email it to stripersinfo@braves.com.

 

Tryouts

The Gwinnett Stripers do not host open tryouts for players, nor does the club sign its own players. All Stripers players are under contract with the Atlanta Braves and have been drafted, signed or acquired by the Major League club. Stripers coaches are also employed by the Atlanta Braves.

 

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Umbrellas

Use of umbrellas is permitted at Coolray Field as long as they do not interfere with the enjoyment of the game by others.

 

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Video Board Messages

Have your message displayed on the Video Board (usually at the end of the 6th inning) for a $10 donation to the Gwinnett Stripers Foundation!

 

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Weapons

No weapons of any type are allowed inside Coolray Field.

 

Website

The official website of the Gwinnett Stripers is www.gostripers.com.

 

Wheelchair Seating

Fans in wheelchairs will find seating in the wheelchair accessible areas located behind most sections. Patrons in need of wheelchair seating should be sure to mention this at the time of purchase so a ticket agent can assist with securing seats in one of these locations.

 

Will-Call

Tickets purchased in advance by phone may be picked up game nights at the Will-Call window located at the main entrance of the stadium behind home plate. Will-Call opens one hour prior to game time. Picture ID and the credit card used for purchase are required to verify proper ownership of tickets.

 

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YouTube

Stripers highlight reels, pump-up videos and other creative features can be viewed at the team's official YouTube page.