The Atlanta Braves Experience – VIP versus Budget-Conscious

It’s that time of the year again in Braves Country where you can’t stand around a water-cooler without hearing someone say that they’re attending a game that week. Did you know, though, that you can enjoy this all-American game, and stay within your budget! Turner Field offers the unique ability for everyone to choose the kind of experience they want for the game, whether it’s to spend $25 for two people and just enjoy a game, or to spend $250 for two people and be pampered and catered to while during the game. 

For those who are looking for a fun activity that won’t break the bank, going to a Braves game during the week is a great way to enjoy a classic summertime experience. Pack a cooler with your favorite snacks, sandwiches and beverages, and head over to the Blue Lot where if you’ve purchased your parking pass beforehand, you can park for $10. Partake in the age-old tradition of tailgating with friends, family and a few hundred other Braves fans. Then purchase a ticket for General Admission for 6 bucks at the door. Walking into the game full and “hydrated” means you can enjoy the all-American sport of baseball without worrying about spending more than $16 or $22 if you bring someone else. If you’d like to get out of the nosebleed section without paying full price, Costco actually sells great Braves tickets in a lower section for $60 (for 2), saving you 57 percent off of face value.  

If you prefer to experience the finer things in life, pick up individual tickets to the “Atlanta Braves Suites.” Typically used for corporate entertainment, these suites are “club level” (high enough to see the whole field but low enough to see the details).  The suites have exterior balcony seats, climate-controlled interior, flat screen television, five Braves yearbooks, and concierge service. You can purchase an individual ticket for a suite to a single game for $105 which includes a $30 food and beverage credit. If you were to take a date or friend, you’d be looking at $220 which would cover the game, parking and $60 worth of dinner and drinks. It’s really a good deal and a great idea when it’s 90 degrees outside.  

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If you’d rather attend a Braves game and feel more like you’re going to a Country Club, then it’s time for you to look into the Braves Suntrust Club. These seats are typically owned by companies (for employee and client entertaining), so it’s not as easy as just purchasing the tickets online. However, with seats just behind home plate, an interior club room, a separate entrance, and all food, drink and parking included, it definitely has the most plush baseball experience offered at The Ted.

No matter what your budget is, there is no right or wrong way to enjoy watching The Braves. What are your favorite tips and tricks to getting the most out of your Turner Field experience?