From heated college rivalries to the Super Bowl LII, Atlanta is home to some of the best sporting events in the world. With six professional teams, world-class arenas, and a sprawl of basketball courts, soccer fields, and golf courses where Atlantans can get out and play, it’s easy to see why sports lovers call Atlanta home.
Each fall, NFL fans fill the stands for the Atlanta Falcons. During basketball season, you’ll find NBA devotees cheering for the Hawks and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. And of course, it’s an Atlanta tradition to spend at least one hot summer day at a Braves baseball game. If you’re lucky, you may even catch Bark in the Park, the one day out of the year that man’s best friend takes over the baseball diamond.
And that’s not all — Atlanta’s sports scene continues to grow. This year, the city is adding two more major league teams to the roster: the Atlanta Blaze to represent the Major Lacrosse League and the Atlanta United Football Club to join the Major Soccer League.
In 1996, Atlanta took part in sports history as the Olympic torch made its legendary passage to the Big Peach. Each year, the city is home to the AJC Peachtree Road Race, which is the world’s largest 10k run. And in 2019, Atlanta is slated to host Super Bowl LII.
While there’s always a game in town, Atlantans don’t settle for watching from the sidelines. Rain or shine, you’re bound to see us outside shooting hoops, stealing bases or scoring goals. Here, every day is game day, so take some time to bike the Atlanta BeltLine or visit one of the many golf courses that the city has to offer. If team sports are more your style, there are plenty of adult leagues to join in Atlanta too.
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