Demolishing the Ted

So we got the news here in Atlanta a few years ago that the Atlanta Braves franchise is going to be replacing the stadium of what is called Turner Field. They will be moving the stadium to Cobb County Georgia which is just outside of Atlanta and right on the perimeter of the city. It will be located just Northwest of the city and will be home to the new Atlanta Braves stadium which will have mixed use, restaurants, shopping and bars in the same general area. This has left a lot of Braves fans sad for the upcoming demise and demolition of the stadium.

The Pros and Cons of a new stadium.

Well, on one hand it is a very positive move to get the stadium out of downtown Atlanta. It has always been a little dangerous around the area where the current Turner Field is located. My friend over at pressure washing Gainesville GA knows a guy that got mugged outside the stadium just a few years ago. Although centrally located in downtown Atlanta, it is somewhat dangerous around the area at nightime and a little low class for the patrons who visit the stadium on a regular basis. So, the move to the Cobb County area for the new ballpark which will be called Suntrust stadium will definitely solve that problem. Smyrna Georgia is right at the Vinings area which is a higher class location and closer to all of the patrons that would be coming and traveling from the Northwest area of metro Atlanta. Plus, with the mixed use development coming with Continue reading Demolishing the Ted

Visit to The Ted

This post will re-visit one of our first visits to the new ball park circa 1998, I honestly can’t remember if it was the first or second full year of the new park or not. But, I was on a date with a girl that I had met from work and we were doing a double with her friend and another guy. It was great weather that night in June and I remember it quite well because it was a first date and¬†somewhat awkward! friend ¬†at Gwinnett Bankruptcy Attorney was there and we ran into each other at the Chophouse. Anyway, this night ended up being a unique and fullfilling baseball night and great game to be at, especially the seats we had.

We were walking down the aisle to get to our seats close to the third base side, and I remember thinking wow, i think these are going to be pretty close to the foul fence right here. You know how you look at your tickets, look at the seating rows, and you can kind of put two and two together..So, we got down to about five rows up from the fence and sat down in our seats. My date and I went up and grabbed a soda and some popcorn to share and came back to our seats. So far, so good, good conversation and watching the ball game and having a good night out with a great view Continue reading Visit to The Ted

Turner Field Fun

Welcome to my new Blog. We are going to explore the world of Turner Field in Atlanta, GA where the Atlanta Braves play their baseball games up until the 2019 season. The field was built and funded primarily by billionaire businessman Ted Turner for his beloved Atlanta Braves baseball club. After a great start to the nineteen ninety’s with several national league championship pennants and a world series win in nineteen ninety five, the Atlanta Braves were getting a new cutting edge stadium. The fans had wanted a new stadium for years leading up to ‘The Ted” being built and they got their wish with a new stadium in 1998. By the way you can call Towing Lawrenceville, Ga for any towing needs in the gwinnett county area, even during a Braves game!

Turner Field is still an excellent baseball stadium and we have had lots of great memories there. I am not real sure of the politics that have taken place over the last few years that have led to a new stadium being built for the braves outside of Atlanta in Cobb county. But, a new stadium is underway and will be ready Continue reading Turner Field Fun