Your Kid-Friendly Guide to Spring Sports in Atlanta
Atlanta is lucky enough to be home to several professional, semi-professional and college sports teams including soccer, baseball and lacrosse. Head to the new SunTrust Park and catch a fly ball, or cheer on your favorite new soccer residents.
Get ready to do the chop at SunTrust Park. With restaurants, a children’s play area and a concert venue, the new stadium area is sure to bring the fun. The Braves season starts in early April. Tickets start: $10 per ticket.
Atlanta was awarded a major league soccer team in April 2014. The team has moved into the sparkling new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Tickets start: $20 per ticket.
The fast-action sport has been at home in Atlanta since the ’60s, and fans are still loving the action. Spring means basketball and there are still a few home games left this season. Tickets start: $20 per ticket.
Lacrosse is a high-paced sport that is easy to get excited about. We have our very own professional lacrosse team right here in Atlanta who plays through April in the Infinite Energy Arena. Don’t miss the “Swarm Dance” when the team scores a goal. Tickets start: $29 per ticket.
The team first came to Atlanta in 1995, and were called the “Atlanta Ruckus,” before being re-named after Zoo Atlanta’s silverback gorilla, Willie B in 1998. In 2007, for the first time since its inaugural season in 1995, Atlanta made it to the league championship. The next home games are played the Silverbacks Stadium: 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way, Atlanta. Tickets Start: $10 per ticket.
The WNBA women’s basketball team is currently celebrating their eleventh year in Atlanta, complete with several wins at conference championships over the years. Guard/Forward Angel McCoughtry was named to both the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball teams. The season begins in May. Tickets start: $20 per ticket.
The Panthers bring a lot of college-level talent to Atlanta, including beach volleyball, which your kids may have never seen played live at the college level. As a bonus, all of these spring sports are free to attend. Here are the next few spring home games. Baseball at the GSU Baseball Complex. Men’s Tennis at Piedmont Park. Beach Volleyball at the GSU Volleyball Complex.
Commemorated on witty t-shirts throughout campus, many people wonder why Emory doesn’t have a football team—but they do have many other sports to enjoy with free entry. Post-season games are ticketed. Here are the next few spring home games. Baseball at Chappell Park. Men’s Tennis at the Woodruff P.E. Center Tennis Courts. Women’s Tennis at the Woodruff P.E. Center Tennis Courts.
Athens is only a short drive from Atlanta, and is worth it for the sports talent. Often thought of as a “football school,” UGA also has great spring sports to offer. Baseball at Foley Field. Tickets start: $5 per ticket. Men’s Tennis at Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Free entry. Women’s Tennis at Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Free entry.
The Maroon Tigers baseball team plays in Perkerson Park, just south of the BeltLine. It is an easy place to catch a game without the hassle of attending a game in a bigger sports venue. Baseball at Perkerson Park: 770 Deckner Ave. SW, Atlanta. Free entry.
The Yellow jackets bring lots of fun, spring sports to Atlanta. Grab your gold and blue attire and start watching. Here are the next few spring home games. Baseball at Russ Chandler Stadium. Tickets start: $8 per ticket. $2 Tuesdays: All bench seating, soft drinks and popcorn are only $2. (Excludes Georgia game) Men’s Tennis at Ken Byers Tennis Courts. Free entry. Women’s Tennis at Ken Byers Tennis Courts. Free entry.
If you don’t want to come into the city, but want action-packed sports, look no further than KSU. The (mostly) new sports facilities make the experience that much better. Baseball at Stillwell Baseball Stadium. Tickets start: $5 per ticket. Men’s Tennis at the Betty Siegel Courts. Free entry.Women’s Tennis at the Betty Siegel Courts. Free entry. Women’s Lacrosse at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Free entry.