Sports fans of Atlanta can enjoy watching professional sports all year long. Since the city has a professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey team, there is an Atlanta sports team for every season of the year.
Atlanta Falcons – An Atlanta Sports Team of the National Football League
The Atlanta Falcons are Atlanta’s National Football League football team and are in the NFC South Division. Arriving in Atlanta in 1965 as an expansion team, the team gained fan support quickly after a local contest was held to determine the new team’s name. After competing for many years at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the Atlanta Falcons moved to the Georgia Dome in 1992. In the last decade or so, the Atlanta Falcons have enjoyed several winning seasons including several division championships and a Super Bowl berth in 1998. Although it was a hard fought game, the Atlanta Falcons were defeated by the Denver Broncos. The Atlanta Falcons are presently owned by Arthur Blank. The regular season for this Atlanta sports team is from September to December.
Atlanta Braves – An Atlanta Sports Team of Major League Baseball
The Atlanta Braves are Atlanta’s Major League Baseball team. This professional ball club plays in the Eastern Division of the National League, moving to Atlanta from Milwaukee in 1966. The Atlanta Braves shared Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium with the Atlanta Falcons until 1997 when they moved to Turner Field. In the last twenty years this Atlanta sports team has enjoyed much success. They have won many division championships and have played in five World Series contests. The Atlanta Braves won the World Series in 1995 by defeating the Cleveland Indians. Liberty Media currently owns the Atlanta Braves. The regular season for the Atlanta Braves is from April to September.
Atlanta Hawks – An Atlanta Sports Team of the National Basketball Association
The Atlanta Hawks are Atlanta’s National Basketball Association basketball team and compete in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. The team moved to Atlanta from St Louis in 1968. The Atlanta Hawks began playing at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum at the Georgia Institute of Technology, then moved to the Omni Coliseum in 1972, the Georgia Dome in 1997 and finally to Phillips Arena in 1999. Although this Atlanta sports team has had several winning seasons and have participated in several playoff games, the Atlanta Hawks have never played in the NBA Championship game while in Atlanta. Atlanta Spirit LLC owns the Atlanta Hawks. Their regular season is from November to April.
Atlanta Thrashers – An Atlanta Sports Team of the National Hockey League
The Atlanta Thrashers are Atlanta’s National Hockey League ice hockey team. The team, created in 1999, play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. The Atlanta Thrashers share Phillips Arena with the Atlanta Hawks. Although never making it to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Atlanta Thrashers won their division on 2007 and continued on to the playoffs. They were defeated by the New York Rangers. The team is named for the brown thrasher, the state bird of Georgia. The Atlanta Thrashers are owned by Atlanta Spirit LLC. The regular season for this Atlanta sports team is from October to April.