The Rome Braves, a Single A affiliate of Atlanta, play in brand new State Mutual Stadium. It opened on April 11, 2003. The Braves played the Capital City Bombers. This is a really nice stadium and attendance so far has been really good. They have had three sellouts including this game. We were able to get grass seating in right field and sat at one of the many picnic tables located above the grass. It seats 5000+ with the grass area. I was told that GE donated the field lighting and the Atlanta Braves donated the video scoreboard. The video portion is latest technology, having very clear pictures. This was a well-pitched game with Rome winning a shut-out 2-0. The Rome starter did well through 5 innings and then the bases were loaded with no one out in the sixth when the call went to the bull-pen. The reliever then struck out the next three batters to save the inning. The box score was Bombers R-0, H-3, E-1 and Braves R-2, H-5, E-2. The field lines are RF-330', CF-401' and LF-335'. This area of Georgia has a long history of baseball centering around the Textile leagues. Little League started here in 1951. Today there are over 100 softball teams in the area. So playing ball is part of the culture and should keep attendance to Braves game up. Romey is the mascot, but did not put in an appearance. In their first homestand the Braves won 7 of 10 games with four shutouts.
Attractions
Chieftains Museum is the late 18th-century home of Cherokee leader Major Ridge, who struggled to maintain his American Indian heritage while adapting to the white man's culture. Fee.

Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum - Oak Hill was the home of Martha Berry, a cotton farmers daughter who began teaching local children in a one-room log cabin in 1902. The cabin developed into Berry College. Fee.