Atlanta Professional Sports
Professional sports teams in Atlanta include the Braves (baseball), Falcons (football), Hawks (basketball) and Thrashers (hockey). Local colleges provide exciting collegiate sports, plus Atlanta is host to the Peach Bowl every year
and our Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts NASCAR
One of the most successful teams in baseball today, the Braves were established in 1876 as the Boston Braves and came to Atlanta from Milwaukee in 1966. The Braves play 8l home games during the regular season, which runs April - September. The Braves play at Turner Field, a stadium built for the 1996 Summer Olympic games.
Information/Season Tickets - 404-577-9100
Part of the NFC Western Division, the franchise was awarded to the city in June 1965, with the first regular season game in September 1966. The team plays at the Georgia Dome, August - December. The Falcons won the NFC championship in 1998.
Information/Season Tickets 404-223-8000
Individual Game Tickets:
Professional basketball came to Atlanta in 1968 with the Hawks. The regular season runs November through April. The Hawks play their home games in the Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta.
Information/Season Ticket - 404-827-DUNK(3865)
Atlanta's newest professional sports team, the Thrashers, brought hockey back to Atlanta when the team began play in the 1999-2000 season. The National Hockey League (NHL) team plays in the new Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta. The season runs October - June.
Information/Season Tickets - 404-584-PUCK(7825)
Atlanta Motor Speedway:
Host to NASCAR's annual Atlanta 500
and Georgia 500
Ticket Office: 770-946-4211
High School Sports
Newnan High School
Local Recreational Sports
Visit the individual team
website for the most up-to-date information:
We have a variety of college teams in the
metro Atlanta area. See our
page to visit a particular college's
website for their athletic department
info, or check out
ESPN for up-to-the-minute
college sports news!