08/12/2013 10:21 EDT | Updated 10/12/2013 05:12 EDT

Man dies after fall from upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during Braves baseball game

ATLANTA - Police say a man who fell about 20 metres from an upper-level platform at Atlanta's Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game has died.

Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee confirmed the death of the unidentified man late Monday.

He said the man fell before 9 p.m. during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.

Chafee said witnesses described the fall as accidental. He was not sure whether wet conditions 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.