Alt Games in the ATL - Summer Guide - Atlanta Magazine

Alt Games in the ATL

When the weather heats up, Atlanta offers a wide world of spectator sports beyond Turner Field.


Check out the live action all over town:

Atlanta Dream Atlanta’s WNBA team plays from May to September.

Atlanta Motor Speedway Georgia’s NASCAR track hosts Friday night drag racing and Thursday Thunder (Bandolero, Legends, and Thunder Roadster) all summer, leading up to AdvoCare 500 on Labor Day Weekend. Fan participation bonus: Even teens can race the three- to four-cylinder Buzz cars.

Atlanta Rollergirls Dirty South roller derby at the Yaarab Shrine Center.

Atlanta Silverbacks and Atlanta Beat The men’s and women’s pro soccer teams play throughout the summer., womenspro­

Dick Lane Velodrome East Point’s quirky banked concrete track (there’s a tree and a creek in the infield) hosts pro and amateur bicycle races.

Dixie Speedway Go retro at Woodstock’s historic dirt track. Stock car racing and demolition derby!

Georgia Force Gwinnett Center is home to Atlanta’s arena football franchise.

Gwinnett Braves Great promos like Bark in the Park nights or Tailgate Chair Giveaway add to the fun at Coolray Field, home of the Triple-A G-Braves.

Road Atlanta Watch race cars and motorcycles screech around turns, or take the wheel yourself at the Skip Barber Racing School.

Illustration by Mark Matcho

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