• THE TED ON A SHOESTRING: Taking in a Braves game on tight budget

    NOTE: Prices may have changed since this was originally posted.

     

    The best thing about The Ted is that a tight budget should never get in the way of enjoying a game. In fact, a family of 4 can take in a ballgame for as little as $9 TOTAL, including parking!

    PARKING

    Park in a private lot to save up to $7 vs the cost of parking in an official Turner Field lot. There are lots within very reasonable walking distance for as little as $5 for most regular season games.

    TICKETS

    • Skyline seats at The Ted are the best bargain in professional sports, at just $1 per ticket.  However, there are only 186 of these seats, so you’ll have to be quick on your feet. Skyline seats are available only at the Turner Field box office and go on sale 2.5 hours before the start of each game.
    • Upper Pavilion, with the exception of the Skyline sections, are the lowest cost seating available at Turner Field. Located on the upper level down the Left and Right Field lines, these seats are only $8 each.
    • Upper Box seats at The Ted, located on the upper level around the infield, are among the best seats for the money in all of Major League Baseball. Tickets are $14 for most Monday-Thursday games and $18 for Fridays, Saturdays and “premium games” (high-demand matchups, such as Red Sox interleague games, etc.). The price shoots up to $24 per seat, however, for Saturday games.
    • Promotional prices are available for certain games, offering tickets for as little as $5 or sometimes even $1 (outside of the Skyline section).  Also keep an eye out for 2-for-1 coupons, which can be used in particular sections on certain days of the week.
    • Standing room vantage points are plentiful at Turner Field. Regardless of what seats you purchase, there are many great places to watch the game, if you don’t mind standing up. If you want to be close to the action, consider heading for one of the standing counters located on the Terrace level around the infield. These areas offer a closer view of the infield than many $30+ seats at the park.  But keep in mind, if you show up for a well attended game (premium games, weekends, etc), you may have to arrive early to stake out your ground. Conversely, attend a weeknight game vs the Nationals, and you can stand anywhere you please.

    FOOD & DRINK

    • Bring your own food with you to the game to save cash. Yes, outside food and drinks ARE allowed, with a few stipulations. No glass or metal containers. No outside alcohol. Soft coolers (vinyl, soft plastic, etc) are allowed, but you must remove any hard plastic insert before they’ll allow the cooler through the gates.
    • Chick-Fil-A, located in the Field level tunnel on the Right Field side, offers one of the most economical ways to fill up at the park. A chicken sandwich and fries will cost you about $8. Not all that much more that their normal pricing outside of the park.

    • A Free soft-drink coupon can be obtained behind the Chop House at the entrance of the Field level tunnel, if you sign up as a designated driver at the Budweiser booth.


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