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Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium collection

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS854f

Scope and Content

This collection contains memorabilia from the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Included are tickets from the first regular season Atlanta Braves game played in the stadium in 1966 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, as well as the last regular season game from 1996 against the Montreal Expos. The collection also includes a magazine, the Atlanta Stadium Special Dedication Edition, published by the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority. The magazine contains articles about the construction of the stadium, it's first year, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Atlanta Braves.

Dates

  • 1966-1996

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Construction of the Atlanta Stadium, later called the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, began on April 15, 1964. It was one of the first "cookie-cutter" stadiums built, designed to be multipurpose so it could accommodate both football and baseball. Although the stadium was completed by the 1965 baseball season, the Braves franchise did not move from Milwaukee to Atlanta until the 1966 season. Instead, during this first year Atlanta's International League team, the Atlanta Crackers, played in the stadium. The stadium also hosted the NFL's expansion team, the Atlanta Falcons. On April 8th, 1974, Braves player Hank Aaron hit his record-breaking 715th home run in the Atlanta Stadium. Despite its renovation in 1977, both professional teams decided to find new locations. After construction of the Georgia Dome in 1991 and Turner Field (later called Georgia State Stadium) in 1996, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was no longer used and imploded by the city in 1997.

Extent

1 folder(s)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1999

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
Title
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium collection
Author
Hallie Lonial
Date
April 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040