Turner Field is the "Home of the Braves" and there is no doubt this major league ballpark has set a high standard for future ballpark designs. It was built in 1997 and is located at 755 Hank Aaron Drive in Atlanta, Ga.
When you enter Turner Field, you are greeted with a feeling of nostalgia; however, this isn't an old-fashioned ballpark. With some of the most impressive, state-of-the-art entertainment available, including two huge video boards, fans will enjoy watching the Atlanta Braves without missing any of the action.
Single game ticket prices range from $6 for Upper Pavilion to $85 for Henry Aaron Seats, depending on a number of factors, with an average price of $39.50. There are 14 levels of ticket prices and new for this year. Demand Based Pricing ensures that seats in the Terrace Outfield and Outfield Pavilion are priced based upon market demand. For most games, these prices are lower for those who buy their tickets early. The ticketing office uses sophisticated computer software that analyzes various data points to determine the Demand Based Pricing.
Turner Field Seating Capacity
50,096 seats are available for Atlanta Braves games at Turner Field. There are more than 500 seats that are considered disabled seating.
The best seats at Turner Field all depend on the fans' preferences. Some want nothing more than to sit directly behind home plate in the SunTrust Club seats. Others want to sit in the Dugout Level behind the Braves' dugout. There are those that feel the best seats in the stadium are in the Outfield Pavilion so they can have a chance at catching a home run ball. No matter where you sit at Turner Field, though, you will have an unobstructed view of the field (depending on who is sitting in front of you, of course!)
Unique Seating Options
The SunTrust Club at Turner Field offers members a unique luxury experience that includes a V.I.P entrance to the stadium, fine dining, and over-sized, extra padded seating. Home plate is only a few feet away, and the SunTrust Club ensures that members enjoy baseball at its absolute best.
There are a number of choices in suites at Turner Field, too. There are 59 suites that can accommodate between 15-46 people. Guests can enjoy comfortable furnishings and seating, private bathrooms, and upscale dining. State of the art amenities are present in all of the suites. Pricing and availability can be found here.
Several parking options await fans at Turner Field, with 8,500 official parking spots. The Delta Medallion Lot is exclusively reserved for those fans with a Delta SkyMiles Medallion membership. Anyone who has a Medallion card can park for free as long as they have a parking permit. Spaces in the Medallion Lot are limited and are available only on a first come basis. For those that have a full season parking pass, Preferred Valet parking is available in the Medallion Lot.
The Gold Lot, Orange Lot, and Blue Lot at Turner Field are available for those who have a season parking pass or a prepaid parking pass. Some parking in the Gold Lot is available for those purchasing a $15 limited cash parking pass, but those spots are available on a first-come basis.
For $12, Turner Field patrons can park in the Gray Lot or Red Lot. There are also several lots (Silver 1, 2, and 3) that are available for $8 for games that are considered "high-volume." The Yellow Lot is reserved for employees, but is open for the public on opening day and "Marquee Games." The price for parking in the Yellow Lot during those games is $12.
For those that want to forgo paying a parking fee, MARTA, the bus and rail service in Atlanta, offers several options for Turner Field. MARTA offers a connection with their Braves Shuttle and it's free when transferring from any MARTA rail or bus station. Children under 6 are free as long as they are riding with a paying adult. A round-trip ticket at one of the Breeze Vending machines run $4.50 and will get you to the shuttle and the stadium.
Top Food Items
If you're looking for some great ballpark fare, you'll have plenty of choices at Turner Field.
Check out these three top food items to add even more to your Braves experience:1. Smoked Turkey Leg: One of the favorites with fans is the smoked turkey legs available from the Braves Chop House. It's located in center field and has both indoor and outdoor seating.
2. Braves Bullpen Backdoor Sliders: Sliders are great choice, too, and the newest offering is the "Braves Bullpen Backdoor Sliders." These smaller, but very tasty, burgers are available from the 755 Sports Bar. You can also find a great cup of premium coffee or your favorite cocktail. Make sure you keep your ticket stub or you'll be turned away at the door.
3. Bison Dog: Turner Field has long billed itself as "Hot Dog Heaven" and there are more than 24 different dogs to satisfy any appetite. The Bison Dog from any of the field's traditional concession stands is considered a "heart-smart" dog because it doesn't have the high cholesterol levels found in most beef, pork, and chicken hot dogs.
Top Bars within Walking Distance
There aren't many bars within walking distance of Turner Field; however, fans will tell you that you don't need to go any farther than the stadium to find a great beer and conversation. Many fans recommend the Chop House in center field for its great brew selection and friendly atmosphere.
Unique Stadium Information
Turner Field was the home of the Summer Olympics in 1996. It features Prescription Athletic Turf with Bermuda grass and one of the best mechanical drainage systems in the MLB. The "Tomahawk Chop" is one of the best known rituals during a Braves game and now fans are prompted to start the "chop" by a 27-foot long tomahawk that lights up in bright neon on top of the BravesVision video board.
I lived in North Carolina for several years and attended many games at the old Atlanta Fulton County Stadium; however, Turner Field is really an experience for those who want to experience the best that baseball has to offer.
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