ryan kirley, bealeton, VA -- Apr 17, 2008 21:24 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
This was the most boring, non-descript, vanilla stadium ever. I LOVED it!! Growing up in Atlanta during the 80's and 90's, I witnessed the rise from the cellar to the top. When this stadium was full, it was LOUD!! I was there for the 3rd home game of the 1991 season when 100 or so drunk FSU fans began saluting Dieon Sanders with the FSU Warchant. It stuck and became the Tomahawk Chop. During game 3 of the 1991 NLCS 55,000 thousand fans chanted "SID SID SID..." in honor of Sid Bream, who etched his place in Atlanta lore with an unlikely 180 foot sprint from second to home...God I still remember it.
Joe Johnston, Covington, LA -- Jul 05, 2008 21:08 PM
3 visit(s). My rating: 7
1991,twice. The first game we had great seats, the back row of the lower deck down the RF line, close to home plate. We had planned to go there the year before, but the kids changed our minds when the Braves traded the beloved Dale Murphy to the Phils. It was better that we went in 1991 for two reasons: 1) The Braves won the division after last-place in 1990. 2) The games we saw were against Murphy’s Phils. Next night’s game was in the nosebleed section behind home plate. Can’t remember if the Braves split or won both. Heard the fans’ tomahawk song for the first time. The kids ate it all up, so it was a good experience. 1995 July 18—hosting the Pirates. Bucs won. Second row, mezzanine behind the RF fence. Seats better than expected. Surprised at how close we were to infield action. Smoltz hit a grounder to the Pirates right-fielder who threw him out at first. Only time I ever saw that. By '95 the fans were putting little grace notes into the tomahawk song, making it sound like Bill Murray as the SNL nightclub singer. It's easy to criticize those circular doughnuts, but it was still big-league baseball. Ryan Kirley’s first two sentences above pretty much describe it.
richard hill, ware shoals, SC -- May 11, 2009 21:02 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
May 9 1975 my dad and I walked through the gates of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium for the first time in my young life.I was only 6 years old but the first image my eyes beheld have lasted forever. There they were,my favorite team,the Philadelphia Phillies,taking infield practice.I was motionless.I was looking straight at Dave Cash and Garry Maddox and it seemed as though they looked my way and with their eyes they said your finally home.No this was not the VET but it sure felt like home to me.
Stefanos K, Boston, MA -- Jul 18, 2009 21:39 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 3
Round Boring catch some z's at Fulton County stadium.when i came to the place I saw how vanilla this place is when I took my seat I saw the (still) vanilla atmosphere for a second I thought I was in Cinergy for one second but this place has real grass.I don't remember my food I got there. this is not the most comftorble stadium ether.i still haven"t seen a game at Turner Field but looks to be a HUGE improvement over Fulton County Stadium. my ratings for Fulton County Stadium are Atmosphere C+ Comfort C Overall C
Joseph Fitzhenry, MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Aug 19, 2009 19:51 PM
4 visit(s). My rating: 6
it was ok but i always sat in center feild. i thought the food on the day i went sucked. but all and all it was a good stadium.
Stuart Bogue, Cap Ferret, FO -- Jun 11, 2010 14:15 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I would estimate I saw between 15-20 games here. First in 1966 or 67(I was born in 1960)Like most people,first impression was the green of the grass as we walked thru the portal,and of course the size. The Braves used to host a Huntsville ,Al. day, and we attended several of those. I saw many of the great 60's Ntl. League Hall of Famers.Mays,Mcovey,Clemente,Stargell, and of course, the greatest of them all,Henry Aaron. Felix Millan was my other favorite,till he went to the Mets .I also liked Rico Carty,till I found out Hank didn't care for him very much.I remember the megaphone popcorn boxes,the cokes with plastic wrap for lids.One game, they gave bottles of Hai Karate Cologne out to the men as a promo. So with typical hot and humid Atlanta weather and a packed house, it began to stink to Hai heaven. I will never forget it.Last game I saw here was at the start of their resurgence. They had a rain out TV game with the Dodgers and my brother and I looked at each other right then and said,DoubleHeader coming up. It was and we caught 3 games in two days.Our folks made it for the doubleheader,(we saw Friday nights game as well,Dodgers walked in winning run)
Matthew Jones, Emerson, GA -- Jan 09, 2013 23:22 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 7
My best impression of Atlanta Stadium comes from the 1996 NLCS, game, game two. My family got tickets through a friend, and we sat down in the lower bowl, right field. I remember two distinct things from the game: Gary Gaetti hitting a grand slam about two sections over from us right between the fence and outfield wall, and my parents taking me behind 1st base to get one last glimpse of the stadium before we left. Was it a perfect stadium for baseball? No, but it was a great place to learn the game, to see some decent teams (at least in the 90s), and to grow up in the game.
Zach LaFleur, Fowlerville, MI -- Jul 01, 2015 17:18 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
Andrew,you might want to check the direct link to this page, as it seems to have gone bad quite some time ago? I have only been able to click on it after clicking on the Turner Field page first. I have not ever been to a game here, but have seen many on TV when the Braves were consistently in the post season!