Our home town baseball stadium is Turner Field home the the Atlanta Braves. This stadium was built to replace the old Fulton County Stadium and served as the Olympic stadium for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The old site for the Fulton County Stadium is now the parking lot for Turner field and they have left special markers in it to distinguish places like where home base used to be. Turner Field is named after former Braves owner Ted Turner was built to be a state of the art park but with an old fashioned ballpark look and feel. It has 3 levels and 4 concourses with views of the Atlanta skyline and seats over 50, 000 people. There are over 500 TV monitors and a 21 ton video board that has a 27 foot neon tomahawk on top. The field is natural grass and it is grown on site below the scoreboard.
Attached to the stadium is the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame. This museum contains over 600 pieces of Braves memorabilia including the 1995 World Series Trophy and the home run baseball and bat of Atlanta's most famous Braves player Hank Aaron. For those who are interested there are also daily tours available as well.
For certain holidays, they open the stadium to the community for the Hosea Feed the homeless and hungry. During these events anyone who needs help is invited to come to the stadium for a free meal, hair cut, clothing, job opportunities and any other assistance they might need.
I have been to games here about a half a dozen times over the years and think it's the most beautiful stadium I have even been in. There are plenty of places to eat and a variety of foods. No matter where you sit the stadium offers excellent views of the field and there are plenty of places to walk around and stretch you legs most of which allow you to continue to watch the game while you do so you never miss a thing. One of the coolest things I ever got to do here was when I participated in the Aids Red Ribbon Awareness Campaign. For this event we had the opportunity to actually walk out onto the field prior to a Braves game and form a huge human red ribbon on the field during the ceremony. It was a true thrill.
If you are ever in the Atlanta area during baseball season, be sure to come check out our ballpark. Tickets can be purchased for as little as $5.00 for standing room tickets and it's a great way to see a baseball game for cheap.