Brandon Phillips

Braves' new park finally set for real test in home opener

The Atlanta Braves' new stadium is ready for its first real unveiling.

The Braves' new team remains an unfinished work.

A sellout crowd will be watching when the Braves finally play their first regular-season game in SunTrust Park against San Diego on Friday night.

After struggling on a long road trip to open the season, the Braves are glad to finally play in their new home.

"It'll be fun," said catcher Tyler Flowers. "The city is excited. Of course we're excited. I think everyone is anxious to see the new stadium. We're excited to play in it."

It will be the first real test of the suburban park's ability to accommodate Atlanta's...