Play Ball! Braves Baseball
Baseball is often referred to as America’s favorite pastime, but why? Maybe because the sport is 177 years old!
Atlanta is lucky to have the only existing major league franchise to have played every season since professional baseball came into existence. Truist Park, where the Atlanta Braves play, is also unique; it houses the first zip line and climbing tower in a major league ballpark. Ready to enjoy some baseball? Here’s how:
Atlanta Braves’ fans are rooting for a fifth World Series win in 2023! The home opener day is April 6, when the Braves will battle the San Diego Padres.
From the enormous Atlanta Braves symbol made out of LEGO bricks to the monument garden, there is so much to see and do before the first pitch. Hope & Will’s Sandlot, a state-of-the-art kids’ zone (where you’ll find that zip line) has carnival games and more. Game tokens are $1 each. The Braves Kids Club is free for ages 14 and younger; check the website for special benefits, including giveaways and discounts.
On Family Sundays, kids 14 and younger can run the bases after the game, enjoy free entry to Hope & Will’s Sandlot, and score giveaways like Braves bobbleheads. Check the website for more special events and offers, including Coca-Cola Wednesdays, when fans can sit in the Coca-Cola corner on any Wednesday for $18. On select days, the Value Pack ($25+) includes a game ticket, snack and drink. Upgrade your game experience with Batting Practice Experience tickets ($90+), where you can go on the field to watch batting practice. Tours of Truist Park ($15-$25) are offered year-round and take guests to the press box, dugout and more.
Good to Know
Purchase parking passes online prior to the game, and use the Waze app to navigate to your specific lot, since each lot has its own address. Each ticket holder can bring their own food and one bottle of water into the stadium. The food must fit inside a clear, gallon-sized plastic bag. Find more information on mlb.com/braves.
Catch a Game in Georgia’s Minor Leagues
Gwinnett Stripers: The Stripers will take on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on opening day March 31. Special nights at Coolray Field include fireworks, giveaways, Star Wars Night, Family Value Tuesdays and Funday Sundays.
Rome Braves: AdventHealth Stadium is home to this team with opening day on April 6 as the minor league Braves battle the Greenville Drive. Check the website for ticket promotions and giveaways, including all-you-can-eat Wednesdays and family fun days.
More Fan Favorites
The Macon Bacon, part of Georgia’s Coastal Game League, opens at historic Historic Luther Williams Field on June 2. Game themes include Fan Appreciation Fireworks, Hawaiian Night and Star Wars Night. Stop in the Pork Shop for souvenirs.
When the Savannah Bananas play at Historic Grayson Stadium, it’s part circus, part sporting event, with dancing players, a dad cheering squad and plenty of craziness. Tickets can be hard to find, but if you’re planning a trip to Savannah, try not to miss seeing this exhibition team play.