Looking to buy some great Atlanta Braves tickets to see the team play at Turner Field? Turner Field is a fantastic stadium that any baseball fan would enjoy attending. It actually has a very interesting history attached to it as well.
The Atlanta Braves had originally been playing in Atlanta Fulton County Stadium since its arrival in the late 1960s. When the 1980s came around the Braves decided to seek a new stadium for the ballclub, as the stadium was beginning to age rapidly and needed to be replaced. Their wanting of a new stadium coincided directly with the city’s bidding to become the home for the Summer Olympics in 1996. The city of Atlanta did not want to build a stadium solely for the purpose of the Summer Olympics, as they thought it would just be a waste because the likelihood of them hosting it again would be very slim to say the least.
In 1990 the announcement came that the city of Atlanta had won the right to host the 1996 Summer Olympics, and with that the city and the Atlanta Braves started working together on plans for a stadium that would be first used for the Summer Olympics and then be converted for the baseball team. Turner Field (named after Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner) was constructed right next to Atlanta Fulton County Stadium beginning in 1993 and played host to international competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics. After the festivities concluded the stadiums was converted to baseball only, with the game being played on April 4, 1997 to a sell-out crowd.
One of the most notable features about Turner Field is its technology. One of the most notable features that you will find is the gigantic video monitor in center field, known as BravesVision. It is one of the largest video boards in all of Major League Baseball and contains over 300,000 light bulbs. It is truly a unique feature worth visiting to see, as well as the numerous other amenities the stadium has to offer as well, including Monument Grove, Turner Beach, and Braves Chop House. Get your Atlanta Braves tickets today to catch some great baseball action at Turner Field!