Ronald Homer, a 29 year-old Atlanta Braves fan, died after toppling a guardrail and falling 65 feet onto a parking lot Monday night at Turner field.

“The fall appears accidental,” police officer John Chafee told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It appears he fell from an upper-level platform to a secured lot below.”

The fall happened just before the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, which was delayed for two hours by the rain.

His father, Ronald Homer, Sr., described his son as a landscaper/handyman in Conyers, Ga., who frequently went to the games at Turner Field. "He went up there to smoke a cigarette," his father told USA Today. “Those railings where he was are not tall enough,” he said. “They are not tall enough for being that high up and that dangerous.”

The clubhouse issued a statement on Tuesday: "The Atlanta Braves extend our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Homer's family and friends. We are saddened by this tragic incident and will continue our investigation along with the Atlanta Police Department. We will have no further comment until the investigation is complete."

The club observed a moment of silence for Homer before Tuesday night's game, NBC reports.

Stadium Safety

Turner Field, a baseball stadium consisting of three levels supported by four concourses, opened in 1997 in Atlanta. Fans remain apprised of the latest score and other information via the BravesVision video board in center field, the PlazaVision board in the Fan Plaza, and over 500 television monitors situated throughout the stadium. Named after Ted Turner, the stadium also hosts rock concerts and other events.

An alert posted on the stadium's website states, “For the safety of every guest, all guests must stay alert and be aware of their surroundings…The Braves urge guests to use caution when moving around the ballpark and while walking up and down the aisles and through the seating areas. Guests are also advised not to lean on, reach over, sit on or stand near railings.”

This is a second fan fatality at an Atlanta sports event in less than a year, the Washington Post reports. In late August 2012, a 20-year old fell over a railing at the Georgia Dome. Prior to that, in May 2008, a fan died from a fall from the upper-deck concourse at Turner Field, that newspaper reports.

"He wasn't just my son, he was my best friend," his father told USA Today. "He was as good a boy as you could ever hope for."