The Rome Braves are the Single-A affiliate for Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves. Founded in 1991, the team played in Macon, Georgia for their first 12 seasons as the Macon Braves. After the 2002 season, it was announced that the Braves would move the team from Macon to Rome, Georgia. In their inaugural season in Rome, the team put up an impressive 78-61 record and won the South Atlantic League championship. While the Braves made a couple more playoff appearances over the next several seasons, they made it back to the top of the South Atlantic League. In 2016, the Rome Braves made it to the playoffs at 70-69 and won the league title under manager Randy Ingle. After an early playoff elimination in 2018, the Braves weren't able to get to the postseason in 2019. Get your tickets today to see the Rome Braves at StubHub.
What is the home stadium for Rome Braves games?
State Mutual Stadium has been the home of the Rome Braves since the team relocated from Macon in 2003. Located about an hour outside of Atlanta, the stadium seats 5,105 fans and offers picnic areas as well as a grassy berm behind the right-field wall. The Atlanta Braves fans who come to support Rome do the famed "chop and chant" with every run the Braves score. In addition to the normal ballpark foods, there is also a full service restaurant in the stadium called the Three Rivers Club. While the park is still relatively new, they do offer a historical touch through signs that illustrate the history of baseball in the Rome area.
Who are some notable players that have played for the Rome Braves?
Some of the young names who have been a part of the Atlanta Braves' recent success came through Rome on their way to the Major Leagues. Pitcher, Julio Teheran, infielder, Dansby Swanson and hard-hitting outfielder, Ronald Acuna Jr. all played for the Single-A Braves before they made a name for themselves with the Major League Braves.
Do the Rome Braves have any major rivals?
The Rome Braves share a state and a division with the San Francisco Giants Single-A affiliate, the Augusta GreenJackets. Not only do these two battle for Peach State supremacy, but they both compete in the Southern Division. With a growing rivalry between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets, match-ups between the Rome Braves and the Mets affiliate team, the Columbia Fireflies, are often close and exciting games. Just like their parent organizations, the Fireflies and the Braves share a division in the South Atlantic League.
Who is the manager of the Rome Braves?
The Braves announced that Matt Tuiasosopo would be returning for his second season at the helm of the Rome Braves. If Tuiasosopo's name sounds familiar to Braves fans, it's because the utility player spent the 2016 season playing for Atlanta. Prior to his time with the Braves, Tuiasosopo played for the Detroit Tigers, and he also played with the Seattle Mariners, after debuting with them in September of 2008. Tuiasosopo retired at the end of the 2018 season and began his managerial career in 2019 with the Rome Braves. In his first season as a manager, Coach Tuiasosopo posted a record of 65-74.
Where can I buy Rome Braves tickets?
Minor League Baseball fans can get their tickets to see the Rome Braves and the rest of the South Atlantic League at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub. StubHub provides a secure checkout process designed to protect your privacy, multiple ticket delivery options and other features such as 360-degree seating previews on select seats.
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