Itinerary

Key Locations for Sports Movies Filmed in Georgia

Sports and film fans will recognize these locations from "Remember the Titans," "42," "Trouble with the Curve," and more.

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Amicalola Lodge

Clint Eastwood stops for the night at this sleepy roadside motel in Dawsonville while on a baseball scouting trip with his daughter, played by Amy Adams, in "Trouble with the Curve."

Athens

Just an hour from Atlanta, Athens is home to the University of Georgia. Brimming with great restaurants, great music and a vibe all its own, this city of roughly 100,000 was the setting for the Shawn Cassidy bicycling TV series "Breaking Away," which had a seven-episode run in 1980-81. Among other projects, the UGA campus appears in the original "Road Trip," "Cobb" and "Trouble with the Curve." Most recently, the city provided the setting for acclaimed independent film "The Spectacular Now."

Atlanta University Center

Atlanta's historic West End is home to the campuses of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College and Morris Brown College, known collectively as the Atlanta University Center. "Drumline," "Stomp the Yard," "We Are Marshall" and "Spike Lee's School Daze" all feature these campuses prominently.

Home Grown Restaurant

Although a relative newcomer to the Atlanta area, Home Grown kicks it old-school, retaining the 1950s stools and counter and knotty pine walls original to its building. This classic diner look worked perfectly for "Trouble with the Curve," in which Clint Eastwood plays a lifelong baseball man with little patience for fads, trends or excess.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

A National Trust Historic Hotel of America, the Jekyll Island Club dates to the late 19th century. After the 2000 film "The Legend of Bagger Vance" was released, so many patrons stopped by to have a drink at the "lobby bar," built and removed by the film company, that the hotel re-created it for patrons to enjoy.

Luther Williams Field

Built in 1929, Luther Williams Field in Macon is the second oldest minor league baseball stadium in the country. It was recently featured in the Jackie Robinson biopic "42," starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman. 

Ocee Park

As a newly unemployed baseball announcer in "Parental Guidance," Billy Crystal takes great interest in his grandson's little league team, shown playing on fields at Ocee Park in Johns Creek.

Turner Field

Centered around a fictional scout for the Atlanta Braves, the Robert Lorenz-directed baseball film "Trouble with the Curve" has several key scenes at Turner Field, the former home of the Braves. 

The Varsity

The Varsity sits on the edge of the Georgia Tech campus and has been serving "stadium food" since 1928. It is the world's largest drive-in restaurant (not drive-through), and diners are still greeted at the counter with "What'll ya have?" Always ready for her close-up, The Varsity is easily recognizable circa 1971 in "Remember the Titans."

The Westminster Schools

This Atlanta private school campus, particularly its football stadium, was used as a primary location for 2009's "The Blind Side." 

Young Harris College

The Young Harris Mountain Lions' picturesque home baseball field is the setting for the championship game in Robert Lorenz's "Trouble with the Curve."

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