What Sports Teams Does Georgia Have?

What Sports Teams Does Georgia Have

Georgia is a state rich in sports history. The state is lucky enough to host five major professional sports teams, all of which are based out of the state’s capital city, Atlanta. In terms of different sports, Georgia has something for everyone to offer. These five teams below are the five most important in the state.

What Are the Biggest Sports Teams in Georgia?

Below are the professional teams located in Georgia:

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Atlanta Dream
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Atlanta United

Atlanta Braves

  • Sport: Baseball
  • League: MLB
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: Truist Park
  • Founded: 1871
  • Championships: 4

The Atlanta Braves are a professional baseball team that call Atlanta, Georgia, home. The Braves began their story in Atlanta in 1966, having jumped around different cities in the US before that. Since their move to Atlanta, the team has had many ups and downs, but since the early 1990s, the Braves have been a baseball powerhouse. They’ve won their division 17 times since 1995, and have won the World Series twice with the most recent in 2021. The other was in 1995, when the team had one of the best pitching lineups in MLB history. They also made World Series appearances in 1996 and 1999. 

Atlanta Dream

  • Sport: Basketball
  • League: WNBA
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: Gateway Center Arena
  • Founded: 2008
  • Championships: 0

Georgia is lucky enough to host the Atlanta Dream, which is a professional basketball team that plays in the WNBA. The Dream got their start in 2008, when they were founded as an expansion to the WNBA. Since their founding, the team has found modest success in the league. They’ve won their conference championship three times, but lost in the Finals on each occasion. The Dream play their home games in the Gateway Center Arena. Out of their fifteen seasons in the WNBA, the Dream have made the playoffs eight times. Their most recent appearance was in 2018 when they lost in the conference finals. 

Atlanta Falcons

  • Sport: Football
  • League: NFL
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Founded: 1965
  • Championships: 0

The Atlanta Falcons got their start in the National Football League in 1966, and since then have built an illustrious history. The Falcons have appeared in the playoffs 14 times in total, with the most recent occasion being in 2017 when they lost in the Divisional Round to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons have appeared in two Super Bowls, the first in 1998 and the second in 2016, although they couldn’t manage to win either. The Falcons currently play in Mercedes-Benz stadium, which opened in 2017. They compete in the NFC South Division in the NFL, and they’ve won said division four times.

Atlanta Hawks

  • Sport: Basketball
  • League: NBA
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: State Farm Arena
  • Founded: 1946
  • Championships: 1

The Atlanta Hawks are a men's professional basketball team which competes in the NBA. The Hawks made the move to Atlanta from St. Louis in 1968 and have stayed ever since. In their long history, the Hawks only have one championship to their name, in 1958, at which point the team was in St. Louis. Since their move to Atlanta, the Hawks have won their division, the Southeast, seven times. Perhaps their best basketball was played between 2008 and 2017, when they made the playoffs in ten consecutive seasons; they’re one of only four teams to have done so. The Hawks currently play their home games in the State Farm Arena. 

Atlanta United

  • Sport: Soccer
  • League: MLS
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Founded: 2014
  • Championships: 1

The Atlanta United are a men's professional soccer team which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The team was founded as recently as 2014, but didn’t play their first season until 2017. They are owned by Arthur Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot. In just their second season in the MLS, the United advanced to the playoff finals, and managed to beat the Portland Timbers to take home the league title. In their five seasons in professional soccer, the Atlanta United have secured a spot in the playoffs every year but one. Their home base is Mercedes Benz Stadium, which they share with the Atlanta Falcons.


What sports teams are in Georgia?

Georgia has five main professional sports teams. The Atlanta Falcons are a men's football team that competes in the NFL, the Atlanta Braves compete in the MLB, the Atlanta Dream are a WNBA team, Atlanta United play in the MLS, and the Atlanta Hawks compete in the NBA. In addition to these five, Georgia also plays host to numerous semi-professional sports teams and leagues, and more than plenty of amateur ones as well.