I am slowly becoming used to living in a city. There are many benefits to living in a city. Public transportation, diversity, good food and drinks, thee is always something to do. One of the best things to do is to go to a Braves game.
Here are a few tips about going to Braves games:
First, there are only good seats in Turner Field. Some seats are better than others, but even for $10 in general admission you will be able to see a great game. You can buy tickets at the gate, at Braves.com or at Stub Hub.
Before you leave home, grab sunscreen, snacks, and water. You cannot bring in cans, glass, or alcohol. Even a 7:00 start can be sunny, protect your skin.
Next, the fans at Turner Field are great. Being a Yankees fan, I can tell you that Braves fans are generally very friendly. They may rib you a bit if you’re cheering for the other team but it is nothing like being at Yankee Stadium or Fenway.
To make your trip really enjoyable DO NOT DRIVE to a Braves game. Atlanta traffic is a pain in the rump. Park anywhere else and take the train to Five Points. When you get to Five Points make sure you have another train ride on your Breeze Card or $2.50. At Five Points, you will be able to take a bus to the stadium. There are plenty of busses, do not crowd the people in front of you or say cranky things about waiting in line. Your wait will be short.
Finally, when you get to the game enjoy yourself. Compared to say Wrigley, Turner Field has a pretty good beer selection. You can get Fat Tire, Leinenkugal’s, Yuengling’s; I’ll take all of that over Old Style or Bud Light. Get a beer, eat something, and then sit back and enjoy the game. Be ready for Thank God I’m a Country Boy and Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee. Embrace it!
After the game, you can take the bus back to Five Points. Generally, you only pay for the ride to the stadium. On the way back, MARTA just wants people to get on and move to the middle of the bus.
P.S. I’m still a Yankees fan, but you’ve gotta take what you can get.