Sunday (today) is the final game that the Atlanta Braves will play at Turner Field.
After 20 years, the Braves will soon move and next year begin their next season with their home in SunTrust Stadium. We are excited about the new stadium, new memories and watching our home team launch into this new season, but I am surprised at the fact that I am as emotional as I am about them saying goodbye to the Ted.
From the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, to Braves games, to special events to even finishing the Atlanta Half Marathon and parking in the parking lots for pick up there, we have enjoyed many memories at or near Turner Field.
My kids love passing it and every time we see it, Brother breaks into chants of “the hom-uh-tawk chop” – as he calls it. I posted a few weeks ago about how he calls it “his stadium” and about how we headed down for a game and for the kids to run the bases.
With us being on the brink of having a newborn and with the amount of home games dwindling down, when a boss friend of mine offered us their tickets to go, we jumped at the chance for one last trip to the Ted.