Saying Goodbye to Turner Field


By Amy Begley, Atlanta Track Club

The Atlanta Braves’ final season at Turner Field is well underway, and many are starting to feel a little nostalgic. Each home game includes a countdown of how many more times we’ll be able to see the Braves play in their current home – a place with plenty of history, including the 1996 Olympic Games.

Olympic Decathlon Champion Dan O’Brien recently visited Turner Field for the first time since he won gold in the Atlanta Games. Dan was in town as our special guest for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior, and was also invited to help with the home game countdown. He told us when he walked onto the field, he remembered the electricity in the air when he received his medal 20 years ago.

You also have the opportunity to set foot on the field one last time. The Braves Country 5K will be held on Saturday, June 11. The course starts just outside of Turner Field, and ends on the warning track with a special welcome on the scoreboard. Each 5K registration also includes a ticket to a Braves home game and a Mizuno commemorative shirt.  This family-friendly event also offers a one mile fun run and 50m dash for children.

Registration is available at Don’t miss your chance to cross the final finish line at Turner Field with Atlanta Track Club at the Braves Country 5K!