Guide to Kid-Friendly Spring Sports in Atlanta
Atlanta is home to several professional, semi-professional and college teams. Check out our fun experience visiting a few, and mark your calendar for other action-packed games this season.
SunTrust Park, the brand new home of the Atlanta Braves, was built with families in mind, and it shows. From the impressive, carnival-like children’s area to an enormous Atlanta Braves symbol made out of LEGOs, there is so much to see and do before the first pitch. Tickets are $5 and up.
Atlanta United soccer is a new and exciting opportunity for families to enjoy a sporting event together. The team’s elite players will inspire kids who play soccer, but everyone will enjoy the impressive new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Tickets are $20 and up.
Atlanta Hawks games have all the elements you want for a fun family afternoon or night out, even if you’re not a basketball fan. At half-time, the Hawks’ “Sky Squad’ Trampoline Dunkers run across the court, propel themselves off trampolines and dunk balls.
Swarm games are family-friendly, with youth players gathering on the field to create a starting lineup tunnel for player introductions and scrimmages between youth teams between periods. Kids will love the fast-paced, physical play and the energizing background music played continuously throughout the game.
The team plays under a fishing-themed identity. They are a minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.
Also a minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, fans can see young players hone their skills for the majors. Tickets are $6 and up.
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.
The WNBA women’s basketball team is currently celebrating their 12th year in Atlanta, complete with several wins at conference championships over the years.
Part of the Alliance of American Football, the Atlanta legends play at the new Georgia State Stadium, formerly Turner Field. Tickets start at $20.
The Panthers bring a lot of college-level talent to Atlanta. Don’t miss beach volleyball, which is quite exciting to watch at the college level. Regular season admission to these sports is free: Tennis, baseball, softball, track and field and beach volleyball.
Watch college athletes compete in track and field, tennis, baseball, softball and golf for free. Post-season games are ticketed
Athens is only a short drive from Atlanta. Watch baseball for $5 per ticket and tennis, track and field and softball for free this spring.
Watch baseball for $3-$8 per ticket and enjoy free entry for the following regular-season home events: softball, tennis and track and field.
If you don’t want to come into the city for college sports, check out KSU. The (mostly) new sports facilities make the experience that much better. Watch baseball for $5 per ticket or lacrosse, softball and tennis for free (regular season only).
–Teresa Whiting and Mary Williams contributed to this article.