04/01/2010 4:35 PM ET
New sights, sounds, and savings at Turner Field in 2010
As Braves fans come to Turner Field in 2010, new sights, sounds, and savings will greet them. Fans will hear all the game action on the new radio home of the Braves: 680 The Fan and Rock 100.5 and around the Southeast on the Braves Radio Network. A newly installed Out of Town Scoreboard above the 755 Club will display the latest scores from around Major League Baseball, video highlights and animations, while a new LED interstate marquee sign off of I-75/85 will give drivers bright and bold game information while they make their way by Turner Field.
New savings include seven Buck Belue Buck ($1) Nights, 24 concessions items for $5 or less, and new Value Meals including a $5 Value Meal Combo that gives fans their choice of a hot dog, nachos, soft pretzel, or popcorn, and a 16 oz soft drink or 12 oz Dasani water. Other new sights and sounds at Turner Field in 2010 will include a completely renovated 755 Club and a free post-game concert series.
New in 2010 at Turner Field:
2010 radio broadcasts will be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan, Rock 100.5, and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
Every weekday home game 680 The Fan's Buck and Kincade Show, hosted by Buck Belue and John Kincade, will air live from the newly built Champion Window Studio in Fan Plaza.
Braves Radio Pregame Show: Fans can watch the Braves pregame show live in Fan Plaza before every home game, as the show broadcasts from the newly constructed Champion Window Studio in Fan Plaza. Buck Belue, the former quarterback for the University of Georgia and one half of the popular Buck and Kincade show on 680 the Fan, will lead the pregame team. He will be joined by former Braves second baseman, Mark Lemke, part of the Braves five World Series appearances in the '90s and former Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone. Rounding out this incredible lineup of talent will be the recently retired and future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine, who will join the pregame show on a limited basis throughout the season. The pregame show will begin 75 minutes prior to the game's first pitch and will feature expert analysis of that night's game, lineups, stats, player interviews and a Bobby Cox segment.
Tom Glavine was also named as the Atlanta Braves Special Assistant to Team President John Schuerholz, and in addition to joining the Braves Radio Network pregame show on a limited basis, Glavine will work alongside FS South broadcasters Joe Simpson and Chip Caray for Sunday Braves home games on the network.
Braves Radio Post-Game Show: Atlanta television broadcasting legend, Chuck Dowdle, who retired after 24 years as WSB-TV's sports director in December, and who once was a member of the Braves grounds crew, will work the Braves post-game show with Mike Morgan. Morgan is the television voice of the Carolina Panthers and calls college football, basketball and baseball for a variety of television outlets. He is a new addition to the Atlanta community and will also call games for the Gwinnett Braves this season.
John Smoltz will serve as an analyst for Braves games this season on Peachtree TV, alongside Emmy winner Ernie Johnson Jr. and 18-year Turner veteran Joe Simpson. Smoltz is no stranger to Turner Sports. The former eight-time All-Star was an in-studio guest analyst during the 2007 MLB Postseason on TBS and served as an analyst during the network's coverage of the 2008 LDS. Previously, he served as an analyst for games on Peachtree TV while rehabbing an injury during the 2008 season.
755 Club Renovation: The 755 Club underwent a complete renovation during the offseason, which included the expansion of the popular sports bar area and the creation of a brand new menu of food and beverage options.
Fans will see the scores for all Major League Baseball games with new clarity this year, along with high definition video highlights, thanks to the new Out of Town Scoreboard above the 755 Club, which at nearly 1500 square feet is almost double the size of the previous display above left field. With a total of 278,000 pixels and 835,000 red, green, and blue LED Lights, the new Out of Town Scoreboard is roughly the size of eight 240-inch wide screen TV's laying end to end.
As fans drive past Turner Field on I-75/85 Northbound, they will notice a new LED interstate marquee, with crisp and clear game information and other announcements.
Atlanta Braves post-game concerts - The legendary Beach Boys will perform a free post-game concert on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st. Additional post-game concerts will be announced throughout the season.
New Savings in 2010 include:
Two-for-One Ticket Offers Every Week include:
- Buck Belue Buck Night - $1 Tickets for all Upper Reserved Seats
Monday, May 17 - 7:10 p.m. - Braves vs. New York Mets
Monday, June 28 - 7:10 p.m. - Braves vs. Washington Nationals
Monday, August 2 - 7:10 p.m. - Braves vs. New York Mets
Monday, August 16 - 7:10 p.m. - Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Monday, August 30 - 7:10 p.m. - Braves vs. New York Mets
Monday, September 13 - 7:10 p.m. - Braves vs. Washington Nationals
Monday, September 27 - 7:10 p.m. - Braves vs. Florida Marlins
- 24 Menu Items for $5 and less - Fans will enjoy new savings on old favorites at the Turner Field concessions stands, with 24 items for $5 and less in 2010.
- New $5 Value Meal Combo - A new Value Meal Combo will give fans their choice of a hot dog, nachos, soft pretzel, or popcorn that comes with a 16 oz soft drink or 12 oz Dasani water, for only $5.
In addition to returning fan favorites: Coca-Cola Two-For-One Tuesdays and Toyota Two-For-One Wednesdays, this year the Braves introduce the all new Two-For-One Mondays - Two Golden Moon Casino Pavilion tickets for the price of one every Monday (two tickets for $28).
Monument Grove addition: Greg Maddux's #31 was installed alongside the other retired numbers on display in Turner Field's Monument Grove including: Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35) and Warren Spahn (21) and Jackie Robinson (42).
New and innovative menu items include:
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- "The Hammer" southern-fried chicken breast sandwich on toasted waffles with apple-smoked bacon, fried onions, pepper jack cheese and pecan-maple mayonnaise
- Also: sushi, Mexi Dogs, hand spun milkshakes, Georgia Peach BBQ Ribs, Spahn's High Kickin' Hot Wings, slow roasted half chicken with bourbon peach BBQ sauce, and Home Run Nachos Grande
- Gluten-Free options in 2010 will include: sirloin beef burgers and chicken sandwiches served on tapioca organic rice rolls, all beef franks served on a fluffy gluten free bun, kettle chips, white cheddar cheese popcorn, homemade brownies, and macaroon-dutch chocolate cookies