Home of the Atlanta Braves.
Our family is definitely comprised of enthusiastic Braves fans, so it is no surprise that we make it a point to see a Braves game every time we are in, or passing through, Atlanta during baseball season. The field is so nice and a great attraction for families. Kids will love being in on the action, eating the amazing hot dogs, doing the wave, and shopping for souvenirs!
I have been to just a small handful of baseball stadiums in my lifetime. Turner Field BY FAR surpasses them all. The reason? What is has to offer children. We have come with infants and our oldest is 3, and no matter where our seats our, we have a blast. The biggest hint for hot summer nights in that seating is everything. It doesn't matter what section, just that you don't want to be facing the sun. You will bake. If you face the west, you will end up not sitting in your seats at all, especially with small children. However, the employees at Turner Field were so accomodating, just for the heck of it, we went to the other side of the ball park (it was a fairly uncrowded game), and the employees saw our kids and took pity on us and let us sit there. The BIG KEY was to go up to the highest seat, because there you have not only shade, but a breeze. It makes all the difference. We sat down a few rows and though in the shade we baked, but we followed another famlly up, and there was such a breeze it was like watching the game with air conditioning!! Also nearby that side of the stadium is a place where kids can run the bases. They don't like small kids to run by themselves, because they really care that the kids run the correct way, which our daughter needed help with! Also on the ground level near the big entrance they have a huge kids area where they can play. There is a spot where you can stand right after you get in through that entrance where you are right over center field and have a perfect view of the game, and anyone can stand there. With parking, don't be fooled by the further away lots where you pay $20. Just keep passing those lots until you are right near the entrance, and it's the same price and super close. The hardest part is getting there, because they block off all these streets. I still haven't figured out the best way there, it has been SUPER frustrating. All I know is that we came from the south up north on the east side of the park. Next time I get good directions, I'll update!
As a wife of a husband who loves baseball, touring a stadium is a must while on vacation. So while we were in Atlanta, GA. Turner field was on our list to see. The tour is about 1 hour long. Our 3 kids loved to walk (or run) around the stadium and see everything close up. The guide gives you details and takes you through all levels of field. We got to see the media room, the museum, the clubhouse, and the dugout. It was nice to walk the halls and see all the memorabilia. Parking is free and you can tour Turner field year round. Any baseball fan would love this. My hubby was one happy man that day.
Nothing beats a baseball game in pretty weather and the smell of hotdogs and people cheering. The Atlanta Braves Stadium is super nice and very easy to navigate. The only downfall (obviously) is the cost of food while you're there. Keep and eye out for coupons and deals-- they do exist-- just hard to find.
Of course watching the Braves play baseball is good old fashioned fun for the whole family. But we made the mistake one time of taking our 6 month old child. He cried the entire time - or at least any time I had any chance of seeing the action on the field. (We think it may have been the noise bothering him, because if I walked him into one of the vending corridors, he calmed down).
Since that time, we've been back lots of times, and our boys love the whole experience, especially the interactive games that are set up before the main event, so getting to the park even 2-3 hours before the game is not a problem - there's plenty to do and see.
Of all the baseball stadiums my family has been to, Turner Field is by far the largest and most comfortable. The concourses are huge, there's plenty of places to eat and you never feel cramped. The Braves may not always be good, but you can always have a good time at Turner. There are large well-lit parking lots on the stadium grounds, but you will have to deal with people asking for money as you walk to the gates.
We have been to quite a few games at Turner Field and always have a fantastic time. Most of the seats in the park are fantastic and the big screen display always holds our daughter's attention. Even with the crowds, we never have trouble getting around the park and haven't had any difficulty with parking or traffic. This is the perfect place for baseball fans (or fans in the making!)
Each year the Braves offer a way for families to come to the Ballpark fairly inexpensively. We went to several games this last year and got the $1 seats that they offer. Our biggest expense was parking.
Of course, no strollers are welcome here, so don't plan on using one.
They have lots of interactive activities down Scouts Alley and in the Cartoon Network Toon Town area. Some are free but some require tokens that you can buy at Braves Customer Service.
They often offer giveaways. This year we got free t-shirts for the whole family, water bottles for the whole family, and more.
In addition, based on where you park, you can also get free things like samples, coupons, and Braves promotionals materials for free as you're walking to the ballpark.
$1 seats rock!!!
This tour was great, but my son was in a stroller because he is only 14 months. I felt bad because everyone had to wait for an elevator instead of taking the stairs. I probably wouldn't have felt bad except the tour guide kind of made it a big deal instead of just acting like he always took the elevator on tours. So, if you are taking this tour with a stroller, I hope your stroller is more welcome than ours was. That being said, the tour was awesome and included a trip onto the field and into the dugouts!
This is the ideal ballgame experience. Make sure you go for the full experience and you will have a blast. We did it up right with front row seats, hot dogs, huge bubbly cokes, and even a hot buttered popcorn and had an amazing time. Make sure you arrive a little early so you don't have to wait in line and miss the start of the game.
Turner Field is an awesome place to watch baseball games. You can get some great deals for buying tickets cheap. The kids love running the bases after the games and watching fireworks if the Braves win. They even have some really great concerts after the games without any extra cost. You can take your own food in which is a plus and a money saver too.
Okay, so you can't be in Atlanta & not go see the Braves. Its a complete must for everyone visiting Atlanta! Especially for all you baseball fans. Enjoy! And don't forget to take money for snacks. They also have a Braves card you can sign up with that will save you money. :)
My husband and 4 year old son often buy cheap tickets to catch a Braves Game. It's a bit of walking from Marta to the seats, but my son thinks awesome to watch a baseball game with Daddy. It's their special "thing", and he gets so excited when Daddy tells him they're going.
I have been to quite a few games at Turner field. I have a few big Braves fans in my family, so many a summer did we trek to Turner field to watch a game. Baseball really is the all-American sport, and (though you can't avoid the beer and drunk fans) Turner Field is a great place to make family memories with your children. (Even if you're cheering on the opponent!) The giant Coca-Cola bottle is a real kid-pleaser, and it really is fun to watch the fireworks go off when the Braves win!
We visited Turner Field this past summer and we had a lot of fun! I've always been a baseball fan, and a Chipper Jones fan, but Turner Field is a great place to take the family. There is plenty to entertain the whole family even thought it might mean missing a few innings to go to the kid zone. Look for special when you can see a concert right after the game. We went on the day the Beach Boys played. It was awesome!
Going to see the Atlanta Braves is a true experience. It can be as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be depending on where you buy your tickets or where you sit. To most people it doesn't matter where you sit because it's the experience of being there that is exciting. Plus, the higher you sit, the better your view of the ATL skyline!
While tickets can be a little pricey, good deals are to be found. Wednesday nights are great deals, and there is SO much for kids to do. There is a huge arcade area, the kids can run the bases, and then you can also see the museum on the dugout area. One of my kids favorite days is the "Bark in the Park" day where everyone brings their dogs! Try and go in the fall or spring as the summer days are super hot!
Turner Field, home of the Atlanta braves, is an EXCELLENT destination for families. If you check ticket prices, there are really great deals to be had such as package deals with food and programs, or buy one get one free tickets. There is an excellent museum on the ground level and you can even let your children run the bases on the field after the game. AWESOME experience!
The view is great, the sport is great, the food is beyond greasy great, and the players are wonderful as well. Definitely an all-American favorite pastime and a great place to do it. If you need to go cheaper, you can always get the higher seats while still enjoying the overall thrill of being in the stadium. Not necessarily the best place for young children because of all of the steps and sitting, but definitely family friendly.
A fun time for all!! Braves games have something for everyone. The kids part of the stadium is great! There's a playground, games, and a place where kids can take a turn batting and running a smaller version of the field. Food is expensive, of course, but there's a good selection. Parking...is a toss up. Usually, if you're staying around the park, you can get a parking pass through the hotel and walk. But, parking at the park is a convenience.