Turner Field Event Schedule 2014
Turner Field Upcoming Events
Sun17AugAtlanta Braves vs Oakland Athletics
Sunday August 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Sun31AugAtlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins
Sunday August 31, 2014 12:00 AM
Wed17SepAtlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals
Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Sun21SepAtlanta Braves vs New York Mets
Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00 AM
Thu25SepAtlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Thursday September 25, 2014 12:00 AM
Turner Field is a stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, home to Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves since 1997. Originally built as Centennial Olympic Stadium in 1996 to serve as the centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympics, the stadium was converted into a baseball park to serve as the new home of the franchise.
The ballpark was built across the street from the former home of the Braves, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, which was demolished in the summer of 1997 and replaced with a parking lot. The parking lot is painted with the field location and configuration of the old ballpark. The section of the outfield wall with the monument marking where Hank Aaron's 755th home run went over it was reinsalled in its original location, and still stands today. From 2002 to 2004, the failed Fanplex entertainment center was located adjacent to the stadium's parking lot. The stadium contains 5,372 club seats, 64 luxury suites, and three party suites.
The most popular name choice among Atlanta residents for the new stadium at the time of its construction (according to a poll in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) was Hank Aaron Stadium. After the ballpark was instead named after Ted Turner, the city of Atlanta renamed the section of Capitol Avenue on which the stadium sits Hank Aaron Drive, giving Turner Field the street number 755, after Aaron's home run total.