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Unmissable family sports events in Georgia

Unmissable family sports events in Georgia

The NFL is coming to London once again this October, bringing with it an injection of all-American culture that has been fully embraced by the UK. Among the teams playing are the Atlanta Falcons, visiting from their Georgia home ground of the state’s iconic Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and watching them in action is always an exhilarating day out for adults and children alike.

Arguably the most recognisable song in US college football, ‘Glory, Glory’ is a call to arms for a state fiercely proud of its athletic chops across the board.  The home state to three teams in major pro sports – the Falcons of the NFL, the Braves of Major League Baseball, and the Hawks of the NBA – Georgia’s sporting credentials saw it host the Summer Olympics in 1996. Meanwhile, April 2024 will see the prestigious Masters Tournament return to the golf-mad city of Augusta for the 88th year in a row.

As many visitors discover, sport is a fantastic lens through which to experience the state’s upbeat energy – but of course, there’s a host of other activities, attractions and entertainment that make it a brilliant adventure for the whole family. Get to know two of Georgia’s biggest cities that crowds of all ages go absolutely wild for.


Georgia’s capital city is home to no less than five professional sports teams. Top of your list should be a trip to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to see some of them in action, as it’s home of both the Falcons and soccer club Atlanta United FC. With its retractable roof and views of the city skyline, this is next-level spectator sport that only the USA can manage: try to book a guided tour, meaning the kids can get a chance to walk through the players’ tunnel and race and practice cartwheels on the field. Around 170 different food and drink kiosks serve everything from cheeseburgers and pulled pork barbecue to dumplings and tacos, meaning there’s something to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. Meanwhile tennis and golf fans descend on the city for the Atlanta Open and PGA Tour Championship respectively.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta

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It’s not just the big names that impress; Minor League teams also enjoy huge support from locals and visitors. Enjoy a riotous day out as you watch the Atlanta Gladiators ice hockey team – which has an interactive Kid Zone to cater for any wavering attention spans – while the Gwinnett Stripers play at the 10,000-seater Coolray Field, a stone’s throw from the city’s…

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