On Friday we opportunity to visit Turner Field. It is home to the Atlanta Braves. They have a fantastic stadium. When you walk in there are different plaques with past players. Huge numbers and statues. My kids were quickly drawn in. They were impressed by Hank Aaron statues and the 715 home run sign in the parking lot across the street.
Our tour was a bit packed. If you are claustrophobic I suggest asking if you can do it without the elevators.They are tiny. I am not a fan of them. I was crammed in with a wheel chair and two strollers. My only complaint. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. If you are taking pictures take them while they are talking. You will get ushered right along. The stadium is beautiful. One of the cleanest I have seen.
They take you to the sky field which is maintained by Coca-Cola. From there they show you the Casino Floor. Gorgeous luxury boxes. You can rent them but they have you sign for 3 seasons at huge dollar amounts. You also go to the press room, radio room, locker room, sun trust club, and dug out.
You learn about the braves who were originally the Boston Braves from 1871-1952. Then they moved to Milwaukee 1953-1965 and then had a final move to Atlanta for the 1966 season. Some of the great collectibles we saw were Babe Ruth when he played for the Braves. Also the Cy Young award for Warren Sphann. They even had Hank Aaron’s bat and ball from his 715 home run.
The kids had a great time. Blake loved it. He was a bit sad they can only run the bases on Sundays. We took him to the parking lot and he ran the bases from the previous stadium. So he was cool again. The view from the sky field is fantastic.
The stadium is open from the 9-3 mon- sat and 1-3 on Sunday for tours. They don’t do tours on Saturday and Sunday afternoons on day of games.If you have the chance you should go on the tour..
Upcoming Home games
May 14-16 against Arizona
May 17 &18 against NYM
May 19&20 against CIN
May 29-31 against PIT
Thank you To the Braves for Sponsoring us. They provided the tour at no cost.