Chipper Jones Tribute Night planned at Turner Field - New York News

Chipper Jones Tribute Night planned at Turner Field

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Fans planning to attend Friday's send off to Chipper Jones may want to plan early.

Large crowds are expected for Chipper Jones Tribute Night at Turner Field. Jones is retiring after 19 seasons with the Braves.

A special ceremony recognizing Chipper will be held prior to the game against the New York Mets. Former Braves manager Bobby Cox as well as former players Dale Murphy and Hank Aaron are expected to be in attendance, according to the team's website. The tribute begins at 7 p.m.  

The first 45,000 fans at the stadium will receive a commemorative print highlighting Chipper Jones' final season.

Parking lots will open at 3 p.m. and Turner Field gates will open at 5 p.m.

Braves officials said that fans that don't pre-purchase parking are encouraged to take MARTA. Click here for information about the MARTA Braves shuttle.

A fireworks show will take place after the game.

The series against the Mets will be the final regular season series for Jones. The Braves clinched at least a wild card playoff berth on Tuesday.

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