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.
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The Braves have been a favorite in Atlanta sports in recent
years. They reside in the National League’s Eastern division along with the
York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins, and Montreal Expos. Home
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
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
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
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/.
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,
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
calling 404.827.DUNK or by going online to www.hawks.com.
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
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
taking place. If you have the opportunity to visit this course, be
take advantage of it as most people are not granted access to the
For more information, the course can be reached at 706.667.6000.
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
If you’re into NASCAR, this major super-speedway
located just a few miles south of the metro area should satisfy
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,
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
can be impossible
to find a seat as race time approaches. For more information,
to order tickets, you can call the speedway at 770.946.4211.
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Atlanta’s second best university
is home to the metro area’s best college athletics. The
the College World Series for baseball, and they consistently
compete for the top spot in the ACC Football standings,
with their most
coming in 1990. Tickets to events are offered at a discount
for Emory students. They can be purchased by calling 888.TECH.TIX.
those seeking Southeastern Conference action, the Georgia
Bulldogs play in Athens, GA, which is just a short drive (about 90 minutes
fans from the Southeast are likely to find a team to
root for when they attend Bulldogs events as they generally have games
opponents from all over
the region. For information and to order tickets, you
can call the
office at 877.542.1231.
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