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The Atlanta Braves hosted fans at Truist Park Friday night for the first time since 2019.

Truist Park on Friday night.

Last year, MLB teams played a shortened season in front of empty seats as the world responded to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, fans are gradually being welcomed back into stadiums across the professional sports leagues in the country.

This return comes as Georgia’s coronavirus cases continue to decline and vaccinations increase. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 20% of Americans are now fully vaccinated.

But it has not been a complete return to normalcy. At the stadium, reminders of the…

Adyson Harrah

Covering state government in Georgia.

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