The Atlanta Braves are in contract negotiations with Sarasota County Florida to build a new spring-training facility in the city of North Port which is just south east of Sarasota.
Presently the Braves hold their spring training at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World and according to the contract could move to the new location as early as 2019.
According to a post by Tom Harmer a Sarasota County Administrator on their website:
“There’s still a lot of work to do to finalize the terms, agreements and approvals necessary, but this announcement is a major step forward in the efforts to bring the Braves to our area.”
No official word has been released by Disney as of yet but the Braves spokeswoman Beth Marshall confirmed the announcement to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution saying: “We have entered into exclusive negotiations with plans of it being our spring training home.”
Makes you wonder if the Braves do leave will Disney try to bring another team to take their place?
ESPN Wide World of Sports has been the home of the Braves Spring Training since 1997.
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