Baseball fans who had to evacuate due to Hurricane Dorian are able to catch a free game in Atlanta this week.
The Atlanta Braves announced that they would invite any hurricane evacuees to the Suntrust Park for free game on September 3 and 5. Complimentary tickets will be available to residents of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina who have been displaced due to mandatory evacuations ahead of the Category 5 storm. Tonight, the Braves will take on the Toronto Blue Jays, followed by a game on Thursday against the Washington Nationals.
The Braves are extending an invitation to anyone who has evacuated to Atlanta due to Hurricane Dorian to be our guests for the games vs. Blue Jays on Tuesday, Sep. 3 & Nationals on Thursday, Sep. 5.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 2, 2019
Fans are able to accept the eligible tickets by showing a valid driver’s license from the specific coastal zip codes that are under a mandatory evacuation.
“Tickets can only be claimed at the SunTrust Park Ticket Office windows – while supplies last – beginning at noon on Tuesday and noon on Thursday for each respective game,” officials said. “Tickets are complimentary and should not be resold.”
Hurricane Dorian, which has already ripped through the Bahamas with “extreme flooding” and 185 mph winds. According to CNN, Colorado state hurricane researcher Philip Klotzbach said that the hurricane has officially traveled the second-shortest distance in 24 hours by a major hurricane since modern records first began in 1850 and is the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in the Bahamas. This week, the storm is slated to hit Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina coasts, cancelling a handful of major musical performances.