What a great tragedy. Our prayers are with the family.
I was thinking they probably suspended the game at this point. They didn’t.
They resumed play.
A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on August 28, 2015 during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.
Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning.Hampton said the man was in his early 60s and was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. There was no immediate word on his identity pending notification of his next of kin.
The fall immediately followed the introduction of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as a pinch hitter. The game wasn’t delayed while medical personnel treated the man for about 10 minutes, applying CPR before putting him on a backboard.
Hampton said police don’t suspect foul play at this point. He said no fans were hurt in the 200-level seats where the man fell from section 401, landing close to an area where players’ wives and families sit.