Tribute to Bobby Cox, Ultimate Kids Day lead off Braves 2010 home game highlights


With the Atlanta Braves taking their swings in Spring Training this week in Florida, fans at home will be clustering at Turner Field and Ticketmaster locations today to snag the first seats for the 2010 season when single ticket sales go on sale at 10 a.m.

At the top of the list of must-have “gets” for fans this year?

Tickets to the team’s special “Bobby Cox Tribute Night” Oct. 2nd at The Ted prior to the Braves/Phillies game.

Braves reps tell Intel the night will be one fans will never forget as the team sends off the outgoing hall of fame manager in style as he takes leave of his legendary post in the dugout.

Other games of interest to fans this season include: A Fourth of July 5:05 p.m. start against the Florida Marlins followed by fireworks and a salute to our troops.

On May 30 and August 8, the Braves will host Ultimate Kids Day, featuring $5 Upper Box seats for younger fans ages 14 and under (kids can also compete for the position of honorary team captain or a stint as guest public address announcer).

And fan favorite,  free Braves magnetic schedule night, sponsored by Georgia Power, is set for April 16 before the Colorado Rockies game for the first 45,000 fans in line.

Alas, the Braves front office has not yet announced this year’s dog-friendly Bark at the Park dates (the crazy, um, pupular games were instant sellouts in 2009 and 2008).

The team is also once again looking for local bands to perform once again before home games this season.

 Country, rock, pop, cover or original bands can submit info for review by going to the braves page dedicated to local acts.

One group will be named “Braves Band of the Year” and will win a free private suite to the final home game of the season with all the perks, naturally.

Last year’s winner, the Beatles tribute band, The Return will perform on Opening Day April 5.