Turner Field - Atlanta, GA
Turner Field is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been hosting events since July of 1996. Over the years Turner Field has become known as one of the best stadiums in the country, and this is evident in the wide variety of events that it hosts year in and year out. Even though it specializes in MLB events, there are others that stop by the venue from time to time.
The Atlanta Braves of the MLB is the only team to call Turner Field home. They have been playing their games at this venue since 1997, and there is no talk about this changing anytime in the near future. With a capacity of 50,091 for baseball games Turner Field is one of the larger venues in the league. But the great thing about this stadium is that it can expand quite a bit if need be. For the 1996 Summer Olympics Turner Field had a seating capacity of approximately 85,000.
It is hard for many to imagine that Turner Field is more than 10 years old. It appears to be as modern as it was on opening day. One of the main reasons for this is that before the 2005 season Turner Field underwent major renovations. This included a $10 million video display which was the largest in the world at the time. Additionally, a more than 1,000 foot LED screen was added to the Upper Deck so that advertisements could be displayed. While these may seem like useless renovations, they go a long way in giving Turner Field the look and feel that so many fans love.
Anybody who has the chance to see a game at Turner Field should take advantage. It has everything that a fan could possibly want, as well as great access to establishments outside the stadium.
Turner Field is also known as "The Ted" after former owner Ted Turner.