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The Augusta GreenJackets are back!

The Augusta GreenJackets are back, and their fans could not be happier! Crowded gates are what you’ll encounter when you first walk up to Lake Olmstead Stadium, the home of Augusta’s minor league baseball team, but no worries, because the lines move very quickly.

When you enter the stadium your senses will be greeted by the sight of GreenJacket fans strolling around sporting their game attire, you’ll hear about the excitement of last games homerun by those in passing and you’ll smell fresh popcorn being popped and hotdogs being grilled.

The Augusta GreenJackets are a minor league baseball team that plays in Augusta, Georgia, as a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Lake Olmstead Stadium has been the home of the GreenJackets since the 1995 season. The team is named in honor of The Masters golf tournament held in Augusta, where the winner receives a green jacket. The GreenJackets season begins in April and concludes in early September.

My first game of the season just happened to be the first of several “Thirsty Thursdays.” Each and every game played at home on a Thursday baseball patrons can enjoy dollar draft beer and fountain sodas! And that’s only one of several promotions offered.
Monday – dollar hotdogs
Tuesday – two-for-one
Wednesday – Baseball Bingo
Friday – alternating promotions
Saturday – fireworks
Sunday – kids eat free

Tickets are inexpensive and GreenJackets games are fun for the entire family. Individual game tickets can be purchased for as low as $7.00 for general seating. There are also several ticket packages depending on your needs, including season passes for you baseball enthusiasts! Do you have a large group? No problem! Lake Olmstead Stadium has the accommodations. Book their private party pavilion.

The Augusta GreenJackets play April through September, so there is still time for you to catch plenty of the action!

The Augusta GreenJackets
Lake Olmstead Stadium
78 Milledge Rd  Augusta GA 30904
(706) 736-7889

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

One of my favorite things to do during the summer in Augusta is to head out to Lake Olmstead Stadium and watch an Augusta GreenJackets game. They are the minor league baseball team in town, named after the Green Jacket that is bestowed upon the Masters Champion each year.  There is nothing like watching a ballgame on a summer night, with a hot dog and a cold beer!  The ballpark really is fun for kids of all ages! They have a playground and a bouncy house for younger kids and contests in between innings.

Recently, my husband and I went to a game with my best friend’s family.  Her boys are 3 and 6, and they were so excited to go to the ballgame. They were fascinated by the mascot, Auggie, and kept their eyes peeled for ‘the Bug!’ while he made his way around the ballpark. Finally, he came to our section and they got to take a photo with him and have him autograph their t-shirts.

The stadium is usually pretty packed on the weekend, but it’s fun to go on a weeknight, too. They have different promotions during the week, like Baseball Bingo on Wednesday nights and Thirsty Thursday, which is always a lot of fun!  You might even get lucky and see fireworks, if you happen to come to a home game on a Saturday night.  And since general admission is only $6, it is a great way to have some summer fun in Augusta!

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