The seating bowl is in line with other parks built during the 1990s. This photo and the next are from Jul-2003.
The outfield is lined with fan attractions.
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The most notable, and distracting, feature of Turner Field, aka “The Ted”, is the “fan fun zone” in the outfield. Sure, an exploding Coke bottle for a home run is OK (Coca-Cola is the largest employer in Atlanta outside of the state government), but there is no real reason for a full arcade to dominate the landscape out there.
On the other hand, sightlines are reasonable at the park, and it’s a fairly pleasant place to watch a game, the tomahawk chop notwithstanding. It is a baseball-only park, with the NFL Falcons having moved to the Georgia Dome several years before Turner Field was completed.
I returned to the park in July 2003 and found it a lot more palatable than I had on my initial visit. For some reason, though, it took me nearly seven years to revisit my photos and upgrade the park’s rating. The Ted deserved better.
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