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Saturday, April 3, 2010

101 Places to See Before You're 12 - A Famous Field

A Famous Field

In August 2005 we took the boys to Atlanta.  David got to show off Georgia Tech and his old apartment.  We ate at The Varsity, went to the Fernbank Museum and Zoo Atlanta, and visited friends we had not seen for years.  It was a wonderful vacation - if not HOT - it was August in Atlanta!

We also took in a Braves game.  In retrospect, the boys were a little young to sit through an entire game at ages 3 and 5.  But they had fun at the ESPN zone, watching the drumline before the game, and all those delicious snacks.
Thomas, Daddy and Brennan watching the Drumline before heading into the stadium.

David, that's not a forced smile, is it?  Turner Field is ginormous and really impressive.  It was originally built as Centennial Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Olympics, then it was converted into the new hole for the Atlanta Braves.

From the Book:
#25 - A Famous Field
You've probably seen it a million times on TV while you're watching the game or match.  But when you see it in person for the first time, it'll give you goosebumps.  It's so BIG.  And so many unforgettable sports moments have happened here, bringing the crowd to its feet and filling the space with the deafening roar of cheers.  Go on a game day and you'll feel the electric atomosphere of excitement, or if possible, go on a behind-the-scenes tour, and see the locker rooms, press rooms, and dugout.  You can look at the field, or court, or rink, and dream of playing there one day.  Can't you just hear the crowd chanting your name?

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