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Sports

Atlanta is known by some as the Sports Capital of the World. Fielding teams in every major sports league, everybody in Atlanta is able to find a team they love.

The links below are provided as a reference point for the benefit of our residents. The list is not comprehensive and University Housing does not endorse or promote the listed businesses or institutions.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS | COLLEGE SPORTS

Professional Sports

Atlanta Braves :: www.atlantabraves.com
The Braves have been a favorite in Atlanta sports in recent years. They reside in the National League’s Eastern division along with the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins, and Montreal Expos. Home games are played at Turner Field, the stadium that held the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games hosted by the city of Atlanta. In fact, the torch is still standing near the stadium, along with a segment of the outfield wall from the old Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, the Braves’ home for 30 years. With 11 straight division titles and appearances in the World Series during many of the past few years, you are guaranteed an exciting night at the ballpark. Tickets may be purchased at the DUC Information Desk as well as online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Atlanta Falcons :: www.atlantafalcons.com
The Falcons are Atlanta’s representative in the National Football League’s NFC West along with the St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, and New Orleans Saints. They play their home games at the Georgia Dome, which is located downtown near the CNN Center and Phillips Arena. With a successful recent history including the 1998 NFC Championship and an appearance in the Super Bowl, the Falcons expect to be very competitive in the next few years as they develop their new star quarterback, Michael Vick. Tickets can be purchased by calling 404.223.8444 or by going online to www.atlantafalcons.com/tickets/.

Atlanta Hawks :: www.hawks.com
Sharing Phillips Arena with the Thrashers are the Hawks, Atlanta’s basketball team. The Hawks play in the Central Division of the NBA’s Eastern Division, along with teams from Chicago, Charlotte, and Toronto among others. The Hawks have been amassing a talented squad and figure to make the playoffs in the coming season. Tickets for Hawks games can be purchased by calling 404.827.DUNK or by going online to www.hawks.com.

Augusta National Golf Club ::
The Augusta National Golf Club is located just a few hours East of Atlanta in Augusta, GA. This famous course is the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, one of golf’s four major tournaments during the year. Members are able to watch the Masters tournament and even play the course when the tournament is not taking place. If you have the opportunity to visit this course, be sure to take advantage of it as most people are not granted access to the course. For more information, the course can be reached at 706.667.6000.

Atlanta Beat ::
The Atlanta Beat play soccer in the WUSA Women’s Professional Soccer League. Their home games are played at Herndon Stadium, on the campus of Morris Brown College here in Atlanta. Tickets may be purchased by calling 404-249-6400 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Atlanta Motor Speedway ::
If you’re into NASCAR, this major super-speedway located just a few miles south of the metro area should satisfy your needs. With two Winston Cup races, including the season-ending Napa 500, you have the opportunity to root for the likes of Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, Dale Jarrett, Ricky Rudd, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. racing head-to-head. Be sure to arrive early if you want to attend the race, as the stands fill quickly and it can be impossible to find a seat as race time approaches. For more information, or to order tickets, you can call the speedway at 770.946.4211.

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College Sports

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ::
Atlanta’s second best university is home to the metro area’s best college athletics. The Yellow Jackets recently appeared in the College World Series for baseball, and they consistently compete for the top spot in the ACC Football standings, with their most recent national championship coming in 1990. Tickets to events are offered at a discount for Emory students. They can be purchased by calling 888.TECH.TIX.

University of Georgia Bulldogs ::
For those seeking Southeastern Conference action, the Georgia Bulldogs play in Athens, GA, which is just a short drive (about 90 minutes from Emory). Sports fans from the Southeast are likely to find a team to root for when they attend Bulldogs events as they generally have games against opponents from all over the region. For information and to order tickets, you can call the ticket office at 877.542.1231.

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