Atlanta is a booming town that has myriad ways for sports lovers to enjoy their favorite past-times. If you thought there was only one way for you to get up-close and personal with sports in the ATL, think again and check out the ideas below!
Like to learn about sports history? Don’t miss the College Football Hall of Fame; it’s chock full of college football memorabilia, interactive exhibits, games, drills, and much more. You can also explore the Atlanta History Center, which has a great exhibit on the 1996 Olympics, as well as an exhibit on Bobby Jones, who co-founded the Augusta National Golf Course and the Masters golf tournament.
Interested in spectating a college game? Grab your team colors and check out the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and the NCAA Final Four, as well as games at Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.
Watching games in the stadium is great, but if you prefer the big screen TV experience, tune in at hot spots like STATS Brewpub, Midway Pub, Brewhouse Cafe, and Dantana’s.
Interested in joining a team yourself? Atlanta’s got loads of amateur sports teams, like the Sons of Pitches (soccer), Go Kickball, and Angry Dragon Volleyball. You can join the Atlanta Bocce League, bowling leagues, the Atlanta Sports & Social Club, and don’t forget to explore Meetup for recreational sports ideas!
If you’re a fan of golf, check out this list of the best public golf courses, or head over to a driving range like Topgolf to practice your swing while being social and enjoying good food and drinks.
Prefer to expand past traditional sports? Check out popular sporting activities like Andretti Indoor Karting, indoor rock climbing, axe throwing, paintball, trampolining, and ice skating (weather permitting).
Passionate about cycling? The Dick Lane Velodrome may appeal to you! You can also find schedules for group bike rides and special events, and popular bike routes in the city. If you’re just getting into cycling, rent a bike.
Keen to play a game of friendly? Check out the fields and facilities at Piedmont Park that can be reserved for soccer, softball, track, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.
As we said, Atlanta has plenty of ways to keep your blood pumping and your fans cheering!