The Richmond Braves, a Triple A affiliate of Atlanta, play at The Diamond, seating 9,560. It was suggested by a fan that the baseball stadium be named The Diamond to symbolically include Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, everyone as the diamond of the community at large, a jewel of many facets. The Diamond opened in 1985 and seats 12,134 fans. The seating is all bleacher type seats with individual curved backs for each fan. In the Box and Press Box Level areas the seats have arms and in the General Admission area there are no arms. The seats are a wide 22" There are 15 rows in the lower Box Seats area. In the second level there are 30 rows, the first ten are Press Box Level Seats and the remainder are General Admission. The upper level has a three step rise which allows good viewing. The Braves were playing the Pawtucket Red Sox and gained a shut-out win, winning 5-0. The Box Score was Paw Sox R-0, H-6, E-1 and Braves R-5, H-12, E-1. The field lines are RF & LF-330' and CF-402'. Tonight joining the Braves on the field was the Central Chesterfield Little League team Orioles, 10 & 11 years old. Tonight they handed out thunder Sticks to everyone which made hearing the stadium announcer almost impossible. The mascot is Diamond Duck. The weather was very comfortable. Double Play Tuesdays lets you receive two General Admission tickets for the price of one, on Twizzlers' Terrific Thursdays bring in a Twizzlers' wrapper and receive two tickets for the price of one, and on Country Crock family Funday with a Country Crock receipt you can receive up to four free General Admission tickets. The Diamond Room on the first base side is a restaurant that provides a premium service menu. Items are from Famous Dave's BBQ. 2009--Team moved to new stadium in northern Gwinnett County, GA, 30 miles north of Atlanta. 2010--Norwich Navigators team moves from CT and team changes name to Flying Squirrels, AA Eastern League with Giants.
Attractions
Museum of the Confederacy interprets the Civil War through one of the largest collections of Confederate artifacts, paintings, and documents. Fee.

White House of the Confederacy was the executive mansion of President Jefferson Davis and his family during the Civil War. Fee.

Richmond National Battlefield Park - ten miles SE and Petersburg National Battlefield Park 21 miles SE commemorate the struggle for possession of the Confederate capital of Richmond. Gaining control of both cities by Federal troops brought about the end of the Civil War.