We got tickets to see the Braves vs Nationals at Turner Field while in town. We sat in the outfield behind the right foul pole, and seats were $23 each, a little expensive considering the obstructed view ... the foul pole eliminated my view of the batter's box.
The Atlanta Braves are considered the the oldest continuously playing team in American professional sports. The team was founded in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings, and they had several names while in Boston, including the Beaneaters, then the Braves. In 1953, the team moved to Milwaukee, then in 1966 it moved to its present home city of Atlanta. From 1991 to 2005, the Braves were amazingly successful, winning the division pennant 14 consecutive times. They won in large part due to their pitching, and during the 1990s, Braves pitchers Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Greg Maddux won 6 Cy Young Awards as best pitcher in the National League.
Turner Field was built for the 1996 Olympics, then became the Atlanta Braves home stadium in 1997. When constructed the stadium had 85,000 seats, but after the Olympics, many seats were removed to create a more cozy 45,000 seat stadium for baseball.
The stadium is located at 755 Hank Aaron Drive, to commemorate Hank Aaron's 755 career home runs, still the most home runs ever hit by someone who wasn't on illegal steroids.
Turner Field was named for Ted Turner of Turner Broadcasting and is commonly called The Ted by Atlantans. The Braves play here as well as concerts, tractor pulls, and many other fun times for families. It is located downtown right off the Expressway and lots of safe parking all around.
The new arena-stadium is much larger than in the past and the area is in better condition for the neighborhoods. Although, you still need to be aware of your surroundings. Some parking can "arranged" in the front yards of homes for the games. Go figure.
pictured is turner field home to the atlanta braves major league baseball team. this modern stadium was upgraded for the 1996 atlanta summer olympic games. turner field has a huge jumbotron and is a very nice modern stadium. personally i like more traditional stadiums such as rigley field and fenway park but for fans of major league baseball this is a must see spot when in atlanta.
There's no better way to spend an Atlanta summer evening or weekends afternoon than at beautiful Turner Field for Atlanta Braves baseball. The Braves usually have a good team, and Turner Field is a very comfortable, modern ballpark. It was originally built for the 1996 Olympics.
Everyone can have a ball at Turner Field. Along with enjoying the game, there are lots of kids activities. The ballpark cuisine isn't bad - my workmate had a pulled pork sandwich there - but the beer selection is minimal. So, grab a sandwich and a Bud or two and watch the Braves win. Though not as often as they used to.
FYI, the Braves have had many great players through the years. Currently, their best players are Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, but the greatest Brave ever is former home run king Henry Aaron, one of baseball's immortals.
Turner Field is just south of downtown Atlanta. You can reach it by car or by free shuttle from near Underground Atlanta and the Five Points MARTA stop.
Now this was a lot of fun, we were invited by some friend who just happen to have a suite by 1st base. Terry nor I watch much baseball if any so we figured we would spend time with the friends and not watching the game much. That was not the case at all, they really get the crowd involved and make it quite fun. It didn't hurt that we had free food and open bar and good friends to spend it with. Traffic was a little bad getting to and from but well worth the trip. The stadium is pretty new so the it was in good shape, all the workers seemed very nice and always greeted you kindly, the suite was very nice, ice cold beer, soda and much more with a wonderful view!
One cannot visit Atlanta during baseball season and not visit a Braves game! With 14 divisional titles, the Braves are considered one of baseball's greatest dynasties. There are usually always affordable tickets available for the games. They are very exciting and great overall experience. For those with more money to spend, a view from the 711 club is a great way to watch the game.
Nice field, nice team, nice people . . . Turner Field is just too nice. For a Baltimore girl, the fans here are too nice. Where's the rowdiness? The rudeness? Nowhere to be seen. So grab a Coke and a small child and head on out to the home of the Braves.
My heart belongs to the Braves. Regardless of losing or winning we are Braves fans.
Turner Field has lots to do than just watch a game. The kids usually love it here. Batting ranges where you can test you swing speed and pitching speed. Lots to eat although it is really expensive.
And on top of the fun you get to watch the best team in baseball... what more could you ask for!!
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