Fan Dies After Upper-Deck Fall at Phillies-Braves Game
As we mentioned earlier, a fan in Atlanta died Monday night after falling 65 feet from Turner Field’s upper deck during the Phillies-Braves game.
MyFoxAtlanta.com, citing Atlanta police, reported that the unidentified man was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center, where he had been taken from the ballpark.
Witnesses told the station that the man had fallen from the outside of the 400 level of the stadium. Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee told the Associated Press that the victim landed in a parking lot. Chafee said witnesses described the fall as accidental, and added that he was not sure whether wet conditions or alcohol contributed to the fall. Heavy rains had led to a nearly two-hour delay of the game, which was scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.
Monday’s accident wasn’t the first of its kind to happen at Turner Field, and marked at least the third time a sports fan has fallen from the stands in Atlanta in about a year.