Cobb County is home to more than 100 million square feet dedicated to sports, including major multipurpose facilities, sport-specific venues, university and high school fields and gymnasiums, and a large network of parks and recreation facilities.
Popular Sporting Event Venues
Truist Park, home to the Atlanta Braves, blends the feel of a classic ballpark with modern amenities and Southern hospitality. The intimate setting of 41,000 seats was designed to maximize sight lines. Add the best amenities in all of Major League Baseball, and you've got a fan experience unlike any other.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground
The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground is a best-in-class facility that rivals top international training facilities. The 33-acre site includes a 30,000-square-foot headquarters and six fields. Designed by Atlanta-based architecture firm TVS Design, it is home to the club’s youth academy, first team players, and club staff.
Franklin Gateway Sports Complex
Soccer, lacrosse, football, multi-purpose
This 13-acre complex includes three lighted, full-size multi-purpose fields with artificial turf, concessions, a playground, and a walking track. The facility was built as part of the city’s deal with Atlanta United, which built its headquarters and training facility across the street.
Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park
Lacrosse, football, soccer, rugby
Home to Atlanta United 2, the reserve team of MLS Atlanta United FC, this Kennesaw venue boasts Fifth Third Bank Stadium, an 8,300-seat arena that can host football, soccer, rugby and lacrosse games on its regulation-size field. The park is also home to The Perch, with three lighted synthetic fields, one natural-turf field, four sand volleyball courts, and an NCAA-regulation track; and The Track, an eight-lane Rekortan-surfaced track with a water pit for steeplechase and separate areas for field events. Within its 88 acres are numerous concession options, a walking trail, a lake, and concert venues.
Al Bishop Softball Complex
This complex in Marietta offers five softball fields that host more than 2,500 tournament games and 2,000 league games annually. Also on site are a control building, a picnic pavilion, and plenty of parking.
This park offers eight softball fields, one baseball field, two football/soccer fields, 12 tennis courts, and two fishing ponds. It also boasts three concession buildings, two playgrounds, three picnic pavilions, batting cages, and walking tracks.
Powder Springs’ Wildhorse Creek Park offers six softball fields, four tennis courts, a baseball field, a soccer/football field, an award-winning BMX track (home to USA BMX's Dixieland Nationals annually), and an equestrian facility. The park also has five concession buildings, walking trails, and a horseshoe pit.
Skateboarding, inclusive playground
This skateboarding venue boasts 40,000 square feet of skating space, including ramps, obstacles, and rails that professional skaters ride in major competitions, plus a 10-foot pool and a huge flow bowl. Street League founder Rob Drydek helped design the park, which was built by California Skateparks. The 18,500-square-foot playground is lined with turf, making it accessible to everyone. This is one of the largest inclusive playgrounds in the state. The playground now features five play structures, swings and a pavilion.
Other Area Attractions
Cobb County offers a diverse mix of arts and culture in both well-known and off-the-beaten-path spots — it all just depends on what you are looking for. For a night on the town, you can take in a show or concert at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; enjoy a night on the patio at a quaint chef-driven restaurant; or socialize with friends at The Battery Atlanta. If off-the-beaten-path is what appeals to you, there are great little finds that usually only the locals know. (Hint: Try all of Cobb’s six cities’ downtown areas. They all have hidden gems.) Almost every weekend showcases a local event, outdoor street festival, under-the-stars concert, or unique experience to enjoy.
How To Get There
Just a short distance from the largest airport hub in the country, Cobb County is in an excellent location for smooth traveling. It's only 20 miles outside of Atlanta.