Man Dies After Falling From Turner Fields' Upper Deck During Braves Game
A trip to the ball park came to a tragic end for a 29-year-old man when he fell to his death during an Atlanta Braves game Monday night.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, fell more than 60 feet from the upper deck at Atlanta's Turner Field onto a parking lot below during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. Police are not yet sure if alcohol or wet conditions caused by heavy rain earlier in the day factors in the fall. The game was put on a two hour rain delay earlier Monday night.
Police were notified of the fall around 9 p.m. and the man died at a local hospital shortly thereafter.
The accident isn't the first time something like this has happened during Atlanta sporting events, or more specifically, at Turner Field. At least two other similar incidents have happened in Atlanta in the past year. Last August a 20-year-old man died after falling over a railing at the Georgia Dome during a football game between North Carolina State and Tennessee. About a month later a man fell over a staircase railing at a game between Georgia Tech and Miami. In 2008, a man died of head injuries after falling down a stairwell at Turner Field. In several incidents, alcohol was determined to be a factor in the fall.