View Full Version : Atlanta area residents????

07-02-2001, 07:44 AM
Are there any atlana area residents that frequent this board...

07-02-2001, 08:14 AM
that would be me...

07-02-2001, 08:24 AM
We are going to be coming into the Northern Georgia area for vacation at the end of this week. We have purchased tickets for the Braves game on Thursday. Do you know what time the gates open up for the people to be let in and where the best place to park would be?

Iron Chef
07-02-2001, 09:10 AM
I live in Dallas GA which is about 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta. The gates open 3 hours before the first pitch. If you get there early there is plenty of parking around the stadium. If you cant get there early plan on taking MARTA (the rapid transit system) or you can park in a satellite lot and walk for a while.

07-02-2001, 09:21 AM

My wife is a Braves fan and we go to a game each month (usually). I'll warn you ahead of time, the prices at the ballpark are pretty steep. You're allowed to bring food and bottled water/coke. If the coke is in a can, they confiscate it.

The game on Thursday at 7:35 - the doors should be opened up about 3 hours prior to gametime.

The best place to park? Hard to explain, unless you're really familiar with the area. Since you're coming in from out of town, I would recommend Marta. I believe they have a drop off at the stadium. Driving to the stadium and driving out from the stadium is a big challenge, even for those that live here in Atlanta. They setup detours all around that prevent easy access to the stadium from North Georgia. And, it's really easy to get turned around, if you're not familiar with the area.

My wife and I do drive every time we go to a Braves' game, but we actually have to drive south of the stadium and then turn back around and drive north in order to access the easiest route to the parking lot that we desire. It's right across from the stadium, if you're wondering. It's $10 for parking there.

If you're familiar with the area and want more specific info - let me know. And, I'll do my best to give you directions to the parking lot that my wife and I normally use.

07-02-2001, 09:31 AM
What time do the Braves typically take batting practice??

We were able to get tickets in section 143, rows 27 and 26..

07-02-2001, 09:32 AM
We are planning on making it an entire day in Atlanta the day of the game. Is the stadium situated around a lot of other things to do?

Iron Chef
07-02-2001, 10:08 AM
It all depends on what you like to do. There is a Planet Hollywood and Hard Rock Café. You can go to CNN Center and take a tour.

Iron Chef
07-02-2001, 10:10 AM
try www.accessatlanta.com

Iron Chef
07-02-2001, 10:11 AM

Where abouts in ATL do ya live?
Where do you watch the games?

07-02-2001, 10:29 AM
Do you like Cajun food?

Atlanta has a Pappadeaux restaurant that is really good - I believe it originated in the Houston area.

Also, Houstons is in the Atlanta area and I've eaten there.

Other than that, I haven't been to Atlanta in 2-3 years so my memory isn't fresh....

07-02-2001, 10:44 AM
Iron Chef,

I live just outside of Atlanta in Powder Springs. I'm about 15-20 minutes from the stadium (all highway driving).

Where do I watch the games? I'm assuming that you're talking about Chiefs' games, correct? If so, I normally go to Sidelines - a sports bar in Marietta. I used to go to a Chiefs-Packers bar called Dr. Munchies, until it went out of business a few years ago.

Uh, bkkcoh,

I agree with IC, the CNN center, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Coke Headquarters are all pretty close to the stadium. But, a word of caution to you: the surrounding area that you're looking to "hang out" in isn't the safest place to be at night. The whole area around the stadium used to be nothing but a haven for drug trafficking and such.

My words of advice to you would be to do all of your visiting to these surrounding areas in the daytime, prior to the game. You might enjoy them more, if you do.

Iron Chef
07-02-2001, 10:55 AM

I used to go to the Atlanta Sprots Bar on Canton Hwy. Ive been to the Sidelines by Town Center. Do you go to the one by Harry's

07-02-2001, 11:12 AM

No, the one I normally go to is on Windy Hill Rd. It's in a shopping center right next to a Taco Mac. But, I think I've driven by the Sidelines at TownCenter a couple of times. I don't go up that way much. It wouldn't be too far to go, though, if you were going to organize a Chiefs outting for north Georgia residents.

Put me on your list!!

07-02-2001, 03:58 PM
bkkcoh, If you can get rid of the kids one evening, I suggest you make it a point to go to the Gold Club. I hear there's a real good chance you'll run in to some pro athletes.

07-02-2001, 11:40 PM
... I go there almost every year.

I'll be in Atlanta this year over Labor Day weekend for DragonCon. It's a Science Fiction/Fantasy/Anime/Comic/Hard Science/Horror convention held every year in Atlanta. I've attended six of the last eight years and have really enjoyed myself. Had the pleasure to meet some of my favorite authors and (being on the guest list) been able to just hang out and visit with them :D.

If some of you Atlanteans ... sorry, Atlantans ;) are free one evening that weekend, perhaps we could imbibe a bit in one of the local watering holes on Peachtree....

07-03-2001, 01:53 AM

07-03-2001, 07:27 PM
How ironic - just got back from watching a Braves game in Atlanta. The BNC is a huge fan and the tickets were a wedding gift (yes, frazod is now trapped like a rat in marital bliss). Anyway, the Atlanta transit system (MARTA) has free shuttle buses that go from downtown to the stadium. They were very convienent, and the price was definitely right. We stayed at a hotel near a downtown mall called the Underground (on Peachtree), and the shuttle buses picked us up about a block from there.

We went a couple of hours early so the BNC could get autographs. She got one, from Olandis Gary. Apparently they only allow one or two players to come out per game, as more than that is really disruptive. Chipper rarely comes out, because apparently when he does they go nuts. The autographs stop about an hour before game time so that they can clear the seats.

Prices are simply outrageous - the worst I've ever seen ($11 for nachos and a friggin coke in a souvenier cup). And they wonder why they can't fill the g#ddamn place. We spent enough on BS at the game to buy a nice meal at a gourmet restaurant. Absolute highway robbery. Thank God the shuttle bus was free.

Good game, though, and we had awesome seats (right by the Mets dugout, four rows up). The Mets won, too, which made me happy because I hate Atlanta. This little trip was all for her.

keg in kc
07-03-2001, 07:31 PM
Olandis Gary?

Did the Broncos trade him to the Braves?

07-03-2001, 07:40 PM
Odalis Perez (and I'm probably spelling it wrong). Duh. As I said, I'm not a Braves fan. Similar sounding name, though.

Also, I just got MARRIED four days ago - my brain is still pretty much jelly at this point. Thank God its over.

KS Smitty
07-03-2001, 09:55 PM
Congratulations frazod on your dreaded bliss. :D Seriously I would hope that you and BNC (?) have thought about this enough that it will last a good long time.

24 years + forever

07-03-2001, 10:05 PM
Thanks, Smitty. I think we'll do just fine.

BTW, BNC = Ball N Chain :D

07-05-2001, 03:57 AM
Oh my freaking God! Memories. Got trapped 1 time during Freaknik in the Underground..thought I was going to die!!!