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15 Sports Venues in Georgia

Plan for an exciting day of sports action during your next visit to Georgia. Across the state, you'll find 15 different – and impressive – sports venues where you can take in a game. 


1. One of the state's most iconic and oft-visited sports venues is the Georgia Dome. Found in Atlanta, This 80-000-seat stadium is home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, and it hosts the NCAA's annual Peach Bowl. Visit northern GA during the fall and catch the Falcons punt, pass, and kick their way to victory. 

2. College baseball kicks off its season in late February, so plan your next visit to Morrow or Hapeville so you can check out the Georgia State University Panthers play. All GSU home games are held at the Georgia State Baseball Complex

3. Opened in 1973, the GSU Sports Arena is home to all things Georgia State University basketball. Just north of downtown Atlanta, this impressive 3,854-seat arena is raucous come fall and into winter.

4. You can experience even more excellent college basketball in GA when you visit Columbus. Be sure you check out the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center where you can watch the Columbus State University men's and women's basketball teams play.

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Sanford Stadium on Georgia Bulldogs Game Day

5. Plan a visit to central GA and stay in Macon – you'll no doubt want to explore the Hawkins Arena for exciting Mercer University men's and women's basketball games.

6. Keep it stationed right in Macon. During the spring, Claude Smith Field is home to all of the exciting Mercer Bears baseball games. It can seat 500 fans, and was named for Claude Smith, the winningest coach in Mercer baseball history, tallying 405 wins.

7. Back in Atlanta, experience one of the most thrilling and fun college football Saturday's. Bobby Dodd Stadium is home to the Georgia Tech football team. During the fall, catch the Yellow Jackets play in this 55,000-seat stadium. Make the short drive in from Hiram or Duluth.

8. Another impressive venue in Atlanta is Philips Arena. When you're visiting the ATL area and are hoping to catch the Hawks dunk on opponents, this is the place to be. It was opened in 1999, and can seat 18,047 fans for Hawks games.

9. Few sports venues in Georgia are as iconic as Turner Field. Originally constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympics, this venue is, today, home field for the Atlanta Braves. Enjoy a day of hotdogs, cold drinks, and home runs at Turner Field.

10. The Georgia sports scene isn't just balls and bats – head for Atlanta Motor Speedway for premier racing action. Found in the city of Hampton, a short drive from McDonough, AMS is a 1.54-mile track that hosts a number of NASCAR events throughout the year.

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Visit the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium

11. Coolray Field, in Lawrenceville, will be a treat for the whole family. Plan a visit soon and catch the Gwinett Braves in action. The Gwinett Braves are the minor league, Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.

12. During your next visit to coastal Georgia, enjoy more racing action with a trip to the Oglethorpe Speedway Park. One of Pooler's premier racing attractions, OSP hosts a bevy of regular stock car and mini stock car racing.  

13. Stick to the coast and head for Savannah. During the spring and summer, be sure to check out Grayson Stadium, home of the Savannah Sand Gnats. The Sand Gnats baseball team are a member of the A-Level South Atlantic League. Grayson Stadium can seat up to 4,000 fans.

14. Be sure to visit Bazemore-Hyder Stadium the next time you find yourself in Valdosta. Southern Georgia's premier college football venue, this place is home to Valdosta State University football. It opened in 1922, and can seat more than 11,000. 

15. When it comes to college football, Georgia is arguably Bulldog country. Head for Athens and make sure you visit Sanford Stadium, home field for the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team. It's one of the biggest and loudest venues in the country, seating 92,746 UGA fans on gameday.

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