Must See Status: 7/10Threat Level: Green (constructed in 1996)Home of: Atlanta BravesWhile the Braves are one of the winningest franchise in the past two decades, their legendary 14 straight division title streak began in Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, including their only World Series title while in Atlanta (1995). During its latter years, Fulton County Stadium was simply shoddy and out-of-date, albeit historic, now existing only a parking lot across from The Ted. Fortunately for those who would like to re-visit Braves memories of yesteryear, demolitionists preserved the stretch of wall and backdrop where Hank Aaron’s famous 715th home run landed. Also, a large amount of Braves lore has been preserved at Turner, including the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, full of history dating all the way back to the teams inaugural days in Boston.Of course, Turner Field has its own unique historic value, constructed as part of preparations for the 1996 Olympic Games. Though the Olympic Torch Tower has since been moved to a block north of the stadium and post-Games renovations were made to ready the stadium for baseball, the facility still maintains the same inimitably inviting feel. With an open air vendor plaza upon front entry, Scouts Alley for and interactive games, the Chophouse for over 21 fun, the fancier 755 Club and high reaching SkyField, not to mention the Atlanta skyline, Turner Field is surefire fun for baseball fans, regardless of secondary interest. Not to mention the Braves are nearly always relevant in post-season discussions, making it that much more likely visitors get to enjoy quality baseball as well.Recommendations: The area surrounding the stadium is not the safest part of Atlanta (but is fine on game day), so for out of town visitors who plan on seeing the city, it may be more enjoyable to book accommodations in the Buckhead area of then finding appropriate transportation to and from the game.
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