Atlanta Spring Sports Lineup
Spring weather in Atlanta is perfect for catching a game or two. From baseball to soccer, basketball and even rugby, the schedule is packed with Atlanta sporting events.
After shocking the baseball world last season, the Braves returned to the field with an opportunity to defend their World Series championship from 2021. The Braves’ home opener on April 7 was the first of 28 home games for the Braves during April and May. That schedule includes four bobblehead promotional games and Hank Aaron Weekend. Early-arriving fans received a bobblehead of Austin Riley on April 12. Bobbleheads coming up are Greg Maddux on April 26 and John Smoltz on May 10 The Freeze will also receive the bobblehead treatment on May 26 when Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies, Max Fried and the rest of the defending World Series champions take on the Phillies.
Atlanta United FC
Atlanta United’s sixth season in existence is in full swing, as the Five Stripes are set for another run at glory in the 2022 MLS season. Josef Martinez, Brad Guzan and Miles Robinson are returning to lead the charge and there will be a new regional rival for Atlanta United. The first game between Atlanta United and newcomers Charlotte FC occurred on March 13 with Atlanta winning. There will be a handful of other matches taking place this spring at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and if you can’t make it to the stadium to take part in the match day festivities, you can visit the various partner pubs that will welcome all fans with a spirited atmosphere while the game is going on.
Spring once again finds the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Playoffs. After making it one step away from reaching the 2021 NBA Finals, the Hawks are fighting to be in postseason for the duration. All-Stars Trae Young and John Collins spent this season lighting things up at the State Farm Arena, and this is a perfect time to take in a game as the stakes continue to rise.
Following a successful season that saw them play for a championship in the 2021 Major League Rugby Final, Rugby ATL is returning to the pitch as they look to bring the title home in 2022. The Rattlers will also be playing at a new venue this year, as Silverbacks Park is now the place to go in Atlanta if you want to experience some rugby action. ATL’s rematch with the 2021 MLR champions LA Giltinis on April 16 is a match that’s being circled on the calendar and they’ll also be taking on the Toronto Arrows on Memorial Day weekend. Single game tickets start at $12 and season tickets can be purchased for as low as $80.
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