Located just off I-85, Coolray Field is the home of the Gwinnett Braves. This family-friendly venue is a great place to introduce your kids to America’s favorite past time at a fraction of the cost of most major league stadiums.
Photo by Chris Roughgarden courtesy Gwinnett Braves
The Gwinnett Braves really cater to families with daily deals ranging from Tuesday BOGO tickets to $3 Thursdays, when both tickets and food are discounted. Children under 2 are always free. Check out the Chopper’s Kid Club membership packages if you want to save on season tickets and enjoy special perks.
If you can handle the heat, grab the $6 lawn tickets where kids can get their wiggles out while parents enjoy great views of the game. On Thursdays, lawn seats drop to $3! Blankets only, no lawn chairs. Since the stadium is on a much smaller scale than major league stadiums, you can purchase less expensive tickets and still be close to the action. Tickets can be purchased through their website and occasionally deals can be found deal sites such as Goldstar.com
Mondays mean Kids Eat Free at the ballpark – a hot dog, chips and a soda! The parking lots also open for tailgating 2 hours before the first pitch, so families can pack a picnic and tailgate in the grassy areas outside the game. Although no outside food is allowed inside the stadium, if you find yourself needing a 7th inning snack, you can exit and re-enter the stadium with a hand stamp. Pack those peanuts and Cracker Jacks in your cooler and save even more. You can check out their full list of food choices inside the park, including gluten free options.
Freebies & Extras
Treat your family to more than the baseball game by taking advantage of free events on game days like Touch-A-Truck and Christmas in July. Kids 12 and under always enjoy free field access for pre-game catch and a post-game running of the bases at Sunday games. Arrive early on giveaway days and score free souvenirs like footballs, misty fans and Bobbleheads for the whole family.
Don’t forget your camera! Between innings you’ll easily spot Chopper, the 6’ 2” Gwinnett Braves mascot roaming the stadium and posing for free photos. Special appearances by super heroes and characters from Star Wars will also take place this season.
Photo by Karl Moore courtesy Gwinnett Braves
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Giving You the KNOW Before You Go®
- Parking is $5 per car, cash only.
- Seats behind home plate offer complete shade
- Leave your stroller at home, it’s a short walk from the parking lot to the gates
- Niekro’s restaurant & the gift shop are great spots to snag some air conditioning on hot game days
- Kid-friendly restrooms with lowered toilets & sinks are available throughout the park.
- Friday games feature fireworks — some kids love ‘em, some don’t!
- Check $1 discount stores for Cracker Jacks, foam fingers and even face paint before heading to the game.