Make your plans to visit Atlanta when you will be able to see the Atlanta Braves at a home game and make your trip truly special. The Braves arrived in Atlanta in 1966. They are the oldest continuously operating professional sports franchise in America. They are one of today’s 30 Major League franchises who fielded a team every season professional baseball has been in existence.
The Braves started life as the Boston Red Stockings in 1870. On January 20, 1871, the Boston Red Stockings came into existence as one of the nine charter members of the National League. They won six of the first eight pennants! After various name changes, the team settled on the “Braves”. In 1953, the team moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and became the Milwaukee Braves, followed by the move to Atlanta in 1966. The team’s tenure in Atlanta is famous for Hank Aaron’s breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record in 1974. His record stood until 2007.
The team has played at Turner Field since 1997. The Braves are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball’s National League.
Ted Turner bought the Braves in 1976. Turner is the owner of WTBS, a television superstation. He used the team to draw viewers to his station. It was the first franchise to have a nationwide audience and fan base. In February 2007 Turner sold the team to Liberty Media.
The team plays at Turner Field which was completed in 1996 to serve as the centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympics. It was called Centennial Olympic Stadium at the time. The field was built across the street from the former home of the Braves, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The old stadium was demolished in the summer of 1997.
The highest recorded attendance for a Braves regular-season game in Atlanta is 53,953 and was set at Turner Field on July 21, 2007, against the St Louis Cardinals. The longest game was played on July 6, 2008, when they played the Houston Astros with the game lasting 5 hours and 35 minutes. The Braves won that game in 17 innings.
Guided Tours of Turner Field
Guided tours of Turner Field are offered year-round and begin in the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame. Tours start on the top of the hour, last approximately one hour. Reservations are not needed for the tours by individuals or small groups. Free parking is available in the Green Lot.
You will see the following on your tour:
- Braves Museum & Hall of Fame
- Coca-Cola Sky Field
- Scouts Alley
- Broadcast Booth
- Luxury Suite
- Press Box
- The Plaza
- Museum Store
* Tour route and schedule are subject to availability.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Baseball Season (April – September)
- Monday – Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Sunday 1-3 p.m.
- Tours are not available on days when the Braves have afternoon home games.
Off-Season (October – March)
- Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Closed: MLK Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 23-January 2
The museum opens two and a half hours before each game and closes in the middle of the seventh inning.
- Adults $12.00
- Children (3- 13) $7.00
- Military $7.00
- Museum only (no tour) $5.00
- Admission to the museum during games is one token ($2).