Just yesterday, we reported that tickets were on sale for the final Atlanta Braves Spring Training to be held at Walt Disney World. Today, I am happy to announce that plans have changed and Braves Spring Training will be held in the ESPN Complex at Disney World through the 2019 season!
The move was made to ensure there is enough time to complete their new facility in West Villages in the City of North Port, Sarasota County. The Atlanta Braves will play their final 2019 Spring Training game in the new ballpark. The complex will officially open in April 2019 with the team’s Florida operations moving in at that time.
“We are thankful for our good friends at Walt Disney World Resort and are excited for this extension,” said John Schuerholz, Atlanta Braves Vice Chairman Emeritus. “We also appreciate the foresight and thoughtfulness of our partners in North Port, Sarasota County and West Villages in recognizing such an extension will be of benefit as we continue to make progress on our new facility. When complete, our new, state-of-the-art facility will secure our long-term goal of creating a perfectly positioned and operational Spring Training facility for the next 30 years.”
The Braves have held their Spring Training at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida since 1998.
When completed, the new ballpark in North Port will feature 6,500 fixed seats and 2,500 additional general admission, including berm and concourse. To read more about the new complex and stadium coming to Nort Point, FL, please CLICK HERE.
As an Atlanta Resident, I am beyond excited about being able to see the Atlanta Braves at Disney World! What team do you cheer on when you go to Disney World to see Spring Traning?
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