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TURNER FIELD

Turner Field - Atlanta, Georgia

Turner Field - Closer - Atlanta, Ga

TEAM ::: ATLANTA BRAVES
LOCATION ::: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
MY FIRST VISIT ::: JULY 5, 2006
OPPONENT ::: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
MLB STADIUM RANK ::: 18 OUT OF 40

A spacious outfield concourse - Turner Field

RATINGS

BALLFIELD ::: A
SCOREBOARD ::: A+
FOOD :: B-
FACILITIES ::: B

The first view of Turner Field - Atlanta, Ga.

MY TAKE ON THE PARK

The view of Turner Field from behind Home Plate

THE ATLANTA BRAVES HAD A TREMENDOUS STREAK THROUGHOUT THE 90s AND INTO THE NEW CENTURY. DURING THE STREAK, THE BRAVES WENT FROM FULTON COUNTY STADIUM TO TURNER FIELD. I NEVER SAW "THE LAUNCHING PAD" BUT SINCE I'VE SEEN THE VET, RIVERFRONT AND THREE RIVERS, I THINK I DID SEE IT. ANYWAY,
IF I COMPARE IT TO THE OLD VET IN PHILLY, I WILL SAY TURNER FIELD IS A
GIANT STEP UP.

THE LAST BASEBALL STADIUM I WAS AT THAT WAS BUILT FOR THE OLYMPICS AND THEN USED FOR BASEBALL WAS IN MONTREAL, I WAS WORRIED THAT TURNER FIELD
WOULD HAVE A MONTREAL FEEL TO IT, FORTUNATELY FOR EVERYONE, TURNER FIELD FEELS MORE LIKE A BASEBALL FIELD.

Turner Field from Right Field - Atlanta

YOU ENTER TURNER FIELD FROM THE OUTFIELD AREA, THIS USED TO BE PART OF THE STADIUM BUT IT WAS RENOVATED TO A CONCOURSE FOR BASEBALL. THERE IS A LOT GOING ON HERE, SADLY, IT APPEARED AS THOUGH THEY WERE SELLING CELL
PHONES OUT HERE WHICH KIND OF TURNED ME OFF. THERE ARE ALSO A FEW CONCESSION STANDS OUT HERE WHICH AFTER A FEW TRIPS TO MINOR LEAGUE PARKS, WAS KIND OF A SHOCK. FIRST IMPRESSION OF ATLANTA IS THE PRICES ARE KIND OF HIGH HERE. WORSE YET, THE HOT DOG WAS MORE BUN THAN DOG.

AFTER VISITING THE CONCOURSE AREA, MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE SEATING AREA AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIELD. THE FIELD HERE IS IN PERFECT CONDITION. MAKE
YOUR WAY UP TO THE FIRST LEVEL AND WALK BEHIND THE LOWER SEATING AREA, A FULL VIEW OF THE FIELD IS HAD THE WHOLE WAY AROUND.

Turenr Field from Left Field - Atlanta

Game action Turner Field - Atlanta

ONCE THE GAME BEGINS, TURNER FIELD SHINES. THE GAME IS HANDLED VERY WELL HERE WITH THE GIANT SCOREBOARD IN CENTER PROVIDING UPDATES AND SCORING THROUGHOUT THE GAME. BETWEEN INNINGS, THE BRAVES HOLD CONTESTS LIKE
OTHER TEAMS. THE DIFFERENCE IN ATLANTA, THE QUESTIONS ARE DIFFICULT. THE PRIZES ARE BETTER TOO, MAKING THE KNOWLEDGABLE BRAVE FAN IN FOR A DECENT
PAYDAY THE "THE TED"

GETTING TO TURNER FIELD IS ANOTHER STORY, TRAFFIC IN ATLANTA MAY BE THE WORST IN THE COUNTRY. THE EXIT FOR TURNER FIELD OFF OF I-20 LEAVES THE
TOURIST IN AN AREA WHERE YOU HAVE TO GUESS WHERE THE PARK IS.  IF YOU DRIVE A LEXUS HOWEVER, THE BRAVES HAVE A SPECIAL LOT FOR YOU, THE LEXUS ONLY LOT.  I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS A DISCOUNT HERE BUT YOU GET A SPOT CLOSE TO THE PARK.

Coca - Cola Sky Field - Turner Field, Atlanta

A VERY UNIQUE ASPECT OF TURNER FIELD IS THE SKY DECK ABOVE THE LEFT FIELD CORER. THERE IS A HUGE AREA WHERE KIDS CAN RUN THE BASES, YOU CAN COOL OFF IN A MIST TUNNEL, OR YOU CAN JUST TAKE A SEAT IN ONE OF THE GIANT COKE BOTTLE STYLE CHAIRS AND OVERLOOK ATLANTA.  OUTSIDE TURNER FIELD IN THE AREA WHERE FULTON COUNTY STADIUM USED TO BE IS AN OUTLINE OF THE FIELD. WHERE LEFT FIELD USED TO BE IS THE SPOT WHERE HANK AARON'S 715th HOME RUN WENT OVER THE WALL.

TURNER FIELD IS RICH WITH HISTORY, THE ATLANTA BRAVES BEING THE LONGEST CONTINUOUSLY OPERATING FRANCHISE IN BASEBALL. THE ENTIRE 3 CITY HISTORY IS DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT THE PARK AS WELL AS THE BRAVES MUSEUM LOCATED
BEHIND THE TICKET OFFICE.
THE BIGGEST SURPRISE AT TURNER FIELD WAS HOW MUCH IT REMINDED ME OF U.S. CELLULAR FIELD IN CHICAGO. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE TRAFFIC MAY HAVE BEEN WORSE IN ATLANTA.

The site where Hank Arron hit 715 - Turner Lot

The location of Fulton County Stadium - Turner lot

THE LINE UPS

St. LOUIS CARDINALS MANAGER :::
10 TONY LaRUSSA

ATLANTA BRAVES MANAGER :::
 6  BOBBY COX

Tonights Matchup - Turner Field - Atlanta

Exchanging the Line Ups- Turner Field

St. LOUIS CARDINALS

22 David Eckstein  ss
99 So Taguchi lf
5 Albert Pujols 1b
27 Scott Rolen 3b
43 Juan Encarnacion rf
15 Jim Edmonds cf
4 Yadier Molina c
7 Hector Luna 2b
37 Jeff Suppan p / LP

A very impressive streak - Turner Field, Atlanta

ATLANTA BRAVES

22 Marcus Giles 2b
11 Edgar Renteria ss
10 Chipper Jones 3b
25 Andruw Jones cf
16 Brian McCann c
7 Jeff Francoeur rf
19 Adam LaRoche 1b
18 Ryan Langerhans lf
43 Chuck James p / WP

A very clear Scoreboard in Atlanta - Turner Field

A GREAT Scoreboard - Turner Field, Atlanta

The Auxillery scoreboard in the RF Wall - Turner

St. LOUIS     000   121   000     4   10   1
ATLANTA    500    621   00x   14   16   0

TIME ::: 2:52
ATTENDANCE ::: 28,705
WEATHER ::: 89 STORMY OVERCAST

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