It’s a “homerun” when ISHA members partner together to create a great experience for visitors! 1220 Exhibits out of Nashville and Silver Oaks from Moline, IL were excited to team up and enhance the ballpark experience for Atlanta Braves fans just in time for opening day 2017.
When the Braves transitioned to their new home at SunTrust Park, they decided that there wouldn’t be a designated museum, but rather the park itself would be the museum, with historic video, visuals, history and memorabilia throughout the park.
1220 produced and installed custom fabricated exhibit elements and interpretive graphics along with artifact cases and object mounts to display the Braves’ collection of memorabilia. Silver Oaks produced key media focal points including video presentations honoring Hank Aaron, the greatest moments in Braves’ history, and short bio videos on Braves’ players whose numbers have been retired.
In the concourse behind home plate, the Monument Garden features a bronze statue (produced by the Braves) of Hank Aaron capturing the moment he broke Babe Ruth’s home run record. Situated behind the sculpture is a large video presentation running a 7-minute biography of Aaron and a collection of 755 baseball bats. The bats are cantilever mounted so the barrel ends form the number 755, Aaron’s career home run total. Flanking the sides of the bat display are wall-mounted dimensional jersey numbers retired by the Braves organization.
As visitors explore the stadium, water features, natural plantings and strategically placed AV programming enhance their experience. Exhibits include a progression of Braves’ jerseys mounted in artifact cases, a Braves Hall of Fame display, a greatest moments case with motion-activated audio featuring calls of historic plays, and a retired numbers interactive honoring the 10 Braves players whose jerseys have been retired.
The resulting creation is a perfect balance of classic ballpark, modern amenities and southern hospitality — producing a fan experience unlike any other.