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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 events.

Atlanta Braves:
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

Atlanta Falcons:
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:  404-249-6400

Atlanta Hawks:
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 Thrashers:
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

College Sports
We have a variety of college teams in the metro Atlanta area. See our Education 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!

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