Braves announce caravan dates across Southeast, Jan. 24 – Feb. 5

The Braves have revived their “Braves Country Caravan” for the second consecutive year, spending two weeks before spring training traveling around the Southeast meeting with fans from Jan. 24 – Feb. 5.

Players, coaches, alumni, broadcasters and executives will sign autographs and make community appearances in 16 cities in five states throughout the Southeast: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina.

A majority of appearances will be at Academy Sports + Outdoors locations and Publix Super Markets. The Braves will visit hospitals, military bases, and schools.

The Braves announced the following dates, with more information to follow. A more complete schedule will be announced before each caravan stop.

Monday, Jan. 24    Macon, GA

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Autograph signing Academy Sports + Outdoors

1689 Eisenhower Parkway
Macon, GA 31206
(478) 785-2300

Tuesday, Jan. 25    Columbia, SC and Augusta, GA

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Autograph signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

4210 Washington Road
Evans, GA 30809

(706) 210-6100

Wednesday, Jan. 26    Birmingham, AL

4 – 5 :30 p.m. CST – Autograph signing at Academy Spts + Outdoors

2810 John Hawkins Pkwy
Hoover, AL 35244
(205) 403-6145

Thursday, Jan. 27    Atlanta

Season Ticket Holder Q & A and Lunch, location to be announced

Braves Autograph Signing, Publix location to be announced

Friday, Jan. 28   Atlanta and Athens, GA

Season Ticket Holder Q & A and Lunch, location to be announced

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Autograph signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

3505 Atlanta Highway (at Timothy Rd.)
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 354-5620

Saturday, Jan. 29 Columbus, GA, Montgomery, AL, Auburn, AL

12 – 1:30 p.m. CST – Autograph signing Academy Sports + Outdoors

8610 Eastchase Pkwy

Montgomery, AL

(334) 215-2800

3 – 4:30 p.m. CST Autograph signing Academy Sports + Outdoors

2325 Bent Creek Road
Auburn, AL  36830
(334) 466-5500

Sunday, Jan. 30   Greenville, SC

3 – 4:30 p.m. – Autograph signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

59 Woodruff Industrial Lane
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 254-5900

Monday, Jan. 31  Atlanta

- autograph/community appearances to be announced

Tuesday, Feb. 1   Knoxville, TN and Chattanooga, TN

4 – 5:30 p.m. – Autograph Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

2220 Hamilton Place Blvd
Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 490-2300

Wednesday, Feb. 2 Atlanta

Season Ticket Holder Q & A and Lunch, location to be announced

Braves Autograph Signing at Publix location to be announced

Thursday, Feb. 3  Charlotte, N.C. and Spartanburg, S.C.

4 – 5:30 p.m. – Autograph signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

100 Peachwood Centre Dr
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 216-8960

Friday, Feb. 4   Atlanta

Season Ticket Holder Q & A and Lunch, location to be announced

Braves Autograph Signing at Publix location to be announced

Saturday, Feb. 5      Madison, TN and Nashville, TN

12 – 1:30 p.m. CST – Autograph signing at Academy Spts + Outdoors

2350 Gallatin Pike North

Madison, TN 37115

(615) 855-6900

39 comments Add your comment

Spider29

January 4th, 2011
4:13 pm

Wish they’d come a little farther south to Pensacola!

FirePaulHewitt

January 4th, 2011
4:16 pm

First, just like the Braves!

Nathan

January 4th, 2011
4:17 pm

what happened to us in FL?

FirePaulHewitt

January 4th, 2011
4:20 pm

Nathan, every team in Grapefruit league plays in Florida – no country caravan stops are needed there, you’ve got the players to yourselves for one month!

Matthew

January 4th, 2011
4:22 pm

I Have a question. When there are two locations like Columbia, SC and Augusta, GA how are they two places at one time?

lyuff

January 4th, 2011
4:27 pm

And, to follow up on Matthew’s question, why is there only one location listed (for example Chattanooga’s mall but no listing for Knoxville?).

Elizabeth706

January 4th, 2011
4:32 pm

What is the location for Columbus, GA ?

Rick in FL

January 4th, 2011
4:48 pm

why not jacksonville ? its the capital of south georgia . ton of braves fans here . only little more than 4 hrs away .

Michael

January 4th, 2011
5:03 pm

Dave,
The stop in Auburn/Montgomery at Academy Sports and Outdoors is on the 29TH. 28TH is a Friday.

JD

January 4th, 2011
5:19 pm

Carroll Rogers posting, not DOB. And this may not be her mistake with the dates, but the Braves Marketing team….be nice….

David O'Brien

January 4th, 2011
5:43 pm

Michael: I didn’t write that story, but thanks.

GT Alum

January 4th, 2011
5:45 pm

Hmm, I assume the Atlanta stops are actually metro Atlanta, not city of Atlanta.

David O'Brien

January 4th, 2011
5:50 pm

what happened to us in FL? — Nathan

Well, since nearly seven weeks of spring training in Florida starts right after one-day caravan stops end…

Joey

January 4th, 2011
6:06 pm

Matthew,

The way it worked last year, the players visited Columbia in the morning and then stopped in Augusta later that afternoon.

Younger Than That Now

January 4th, 2011
6:33 pm

I have an idea… if we Georgians below the gnat line want an autograph, we can stake out I-75 and catch the players on their way down to Spring Training. They’ll get stopped for speeding somewhere between Byron and Valdosta along the stretch of interstate where the eternal construction is happening, and has been happening since three years before the Olympics.

I call the stretch between Tifton and Adel where there are three cop cars for every interstate traveler!

Glord1

January 4th, 2011
7:02 pm

I did the event in Auburn last year. It was cool. Line was not bad and my son got pictures and autographs from Medlin and Freeman. It was worth the time. I heard the Atlanta events were a zoo so I would drive 1 1/2 hours and do an event away from town.

south georgia braves

January 4th, 2011
8:10 pm

Southeastern Tour? Five dates are in ATLANTA!!

What about south Georgia? And that doesn’t mean Macon.
We pay the same price for tickets down here that they do in Atlanta…plus gas andother travel expensives.

Come on Braves. What about Albany, Waycross, Tifton or Valdosta?

Scott from Fairburn

January 4th, 2011
8:19 pm

The Braves marketing dept is not run by yokels … Their ticket sales data is telling them where the caravan should stop

kreedham

January 4th, 2011
8:30 pm

How about sometimes going close to home like Carrollton, Fayetteville, Loganville, Stone Mountain, Tucker, etc. These are people most likely to come to games!

kreedham

January 4th, 2011
8:32 pm

Nevermind….just reread the article. If you don’t have an Academy Sports you can’t play!

Freddy

January 4th, 2011
8:44 pm

Savannah?

I see cities in AL, TN, NC, and Sc but no love for the SAV….

Kelly

January 4th, 2011
9:41 pm

Hope the newest Brave Dan Uggla is coming to Atlanta area!

Mattatrab

January 4th, 2011
11:18 pm

Who all is coming on the tour this year?

space monkey

January 5th, 2011
7:02 am

How the heck is Spartanburg considered to be Charlotte?

Lowcountry Dawg

January 5th, 2011
7:06 am

Why not Charleston? Lots of Braves fans here!!!!!!!

Savannah maybe??

January 5th, 2011
8:46 am

Didnt see Savannah on the list, good call Braves. Pricks

dallis04

January 5th, 2011
9:05 am

um confusing locations…

Fred Flinstone

January 5th, 2011
9:17 am

NC, SC, TN, Atlanta gets them but south, east, and west Georgia gets ignored. Have an Acadamy Sports or get nothing seems to be the decision.

Waycross,Ga

January 5th, 2011
9:26 am

Nothing for South Georgia….everything below Macon to hell with, right!!

Thanks Acadamy Sports..I’ll stay out of your storys.
And to think the Braves used to train in Waycross,Ga.

Braves loyal fan

January 5th, 2011
9:34 am

I guess that fans from all of Georgia except Atlanta don’t deserve any attention from the Braves. We are not asked where we live when we buy our tickets and attend the games..

Bubba

January 5th, 2011
9:37 am

Acadamy Sports has invited us to stay out of their stores. We will.

southgafan?

January 5th, 2011
9:44 am

@6:33 whats your point? If you are not breaking the law, no problem.

The Caravan across SE…..is a joke! Thanks Braves & Acadamy for the BS to fans in south.

bill

January 5th, 2011
10:10 am

we have a Braves affiliate in Fayetteville,NC but no Braves visit. Whats the point of an Atlanta caravan? The signal is better here.

bbkorbel

January 5th, 2011
10:25 am

Such bitterness! Read Pete Van Wieren’s book about the Caravan in the old days & be happy they do it at all anymore!

Boom

January 5th, 2011
1:17 pm

what about Mississippi?

i’d suggest Starkville. only a 4 hr drive, could do it the same day as Birmingham. They have a Sports Acadamy. Biloxi would work too.

itsajoke?

January 5th, 2011
2:19 pm

The way they do it..who give a damn if they do it BB@10:25

Younger Than That Now

January 6th, 2011
2:49 am

Southgafan? @9:44AM on 1/5… who said there was a problem with anybody breaking the law? I agree with you… you don’t break the law you don’t get a ticket.

I’m just trying to help out with a little solution to the Braves caravan not coming south of Macon… maybe with a little exageration and tongue planted firmly in cheek, but still a solution. And… tongue in cheek or not, that still doesn’t excuse the fact that there’s a boat load of cops staked out all along that stretch of interstate. I know… I travel it every day… within the ever fluctuating speed limit of course!

Sprouts

January 7th, 2011
11:21 am

Don’t forget South Georgia ….(Waycross)

al bama

January 13th, 2011
2:57 am

We got an Academy Sports and I thought I would never go to it! We were bypassed for ages on Braves Caravan stops but now we seem to be getting noticed – looks like all those braves caps we bought finally paid off.

all kidding aside, the caravan probly goes to alabama now cause Hudson went to Auburn, also its obvious that the Braves and Academy Sports have a deal worked out. Its more of a throwback to the old days kinda thing, nice of them to do and screaming about how they are pricks is probly what convinced them that there were other places they could go sometimes.

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