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755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, United States
Home to the tomahawking Braves of Atlanta, Turner Field was built in 1996 and is a great place to catch a game. This spectacular 50,000-seat ballpark started life as an 80,000-seat stadium built to host the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. After housing the opening and closing ceremonies and numerous track and field events during the Olympics, the north end of the stadium (with approximately 35,000 seats) was demolished, and the rest of the structure was modified to accommodate baseball. Turner Field is built in the style of old-time ballparks, but also includes a number of attractions besides the baseball game itself. The folks who run the stadium like to call it a baseball theme park, and it’s not a bad idea to come to the game early and take in the various attractions, especially if you have children along. The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame features memorabilia commemorating legendary stars and key moments in Braves history (take a gander at the bat Hank Aaron used to hit his 715th home run). The museum is open to ticket holders on game days 3 hours before game time and 1 hour after the completion of the game.
Scouts Alley is designed to teach fans about the fine art of scouting. Fans can test their hitting and throwing skills, call up scouting reports on former and current Braves, play a trivia game, call a play-by-play inning of a game, learn about Hank Aaron’s “hot” spot, and much more. At the Cartoon Network’s Tooner Field, kids can hang out with Cartoon Network characters or play interactive games in the Digital Dugout. At the East Pavilion, fans can have their images inserted into either a baseball card or a photo of a great moment in Braves history.
Fan Author: Chris Martin / Photo credit: Charles Atkeison
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