Watching sports not your thing? No worries. There’s plenty of sports to be played as well.
The Atlanta Falcons and Georgia State University both find their home at the Georgia Dome. You can also catch the SEC Football Championship and NCAA Men’s Final Four competitions. Over 71,000 fans can sit in the arena, and the crowd is one of the noisiest in the NFL. Enjoy this organized, well-designed facility – whether you’re cheering for the local team, or the home team you traveled to watch.
Atlanta Motor Speedway
If you’re not a football fan, the Atlanta Motor Speedway is the place to go. This location hosts NASCAR and Sprint Cup races throughout the year. The impressive facility holds 99,000 fans and spans 800 acres. With excellent eats, it’s a great place to spend the day with family or friends. For an Atlanta favorite, make sure to buy tickets to the Winter Flurry Racing Series. You can also check out car shows that are held throughout the year at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympics, Turner Field is the home of the Atlanta Braves. This beautiful, modern stadium offers some amazing views of the skyline. Voted one of the best stadiums for ballpark food in the country, you and your friends will still have an enjoyable time, even if you’re not baseball lovers. (Try the pulled-pork BBQ nachos!) Tickets to home games can be hard to get at a moment’s notice, so it’s best to plan your visit in advance.
The Philips Arena is the home court for the Atlanta Hawks and Dream. Easy to get to when driving, there’s plenty of parking and it is in a convenient location to take MARTA. Fans swear there’s not a bad seat in the house, and since it’s linked directly to the CNN Center, the food court has lots of tasty and inexpensive options. The arena has concerts year round, even when basketball is not in season, so if sports aren’t your thing – you can still make a trip to Philips.
Road Atlanta regularly draws guests from 18 countries and 33 states to the many its racing track. Considered one of the best road courses in the world, it consistently brings in 320,000 visitors a year. Placed just north of Braselton, this road race is home to the Skip Barber Racing School. Learn what it takes to join your racing heroes. And don’t forget to schedule some extra time for the Petit Le Mans. This annual event is an endurance race that continues for 10 hours or 1,000 miles.
Atlanta is a great city for sports fans. With events held throughout the year, these sporting options are great for football, basketball, baseball lovers and more.