September 14, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves will play their first eight games on the road next season before making their debut of SunTrust Park on April 14.

The commissioner's office released the 2017 schedule Wednesday.

The Braves will take on the New York Yankees in an exhibition game at their new 41,500-seat stadium on March 31, the last contest of spring training. Only season-ticket holders will be able to attend.

Atlanta will open the regular season April 3 with the first of three games at the New York Mets, followed by a three-game series at Pittsburgh and a two-game set at Miami.

Then, after an off day, Atlanta will face San Diego in the home opener.,

The team is moving to the suburbs after 20 years at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta.

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