Play Ball! Atlanta Braves spring training games are now underway. The games kicked off this afternoon at Champion Stadium against the Washington Nationals – their National League East division rivals.
This year is the 21st season that the Atlanta Braves have held their spring training workouts at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. And their lineup of players is an impressive one, with talented newcomers joining seasoned veterans.
The home schedule for Atlanta this spring training season includes games against the Nationals (Feb. 26, March 1), the St. Louis Cardinals (March 3, 17), the New York Yankees (March 9, 24) and the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros (March 8).
Making spring training games at Disney a unique experience, fans will be treated to appearances from Disney characters and special moments like kids running the bases after every game.
And if you love ballpark food, Braves fans have several new food options this year, including the new Latin Rice Bowl made with chicken or pork. You can find the Latin Rice Bowl at the third-base patio at the stadium.
Think nothing goes together better than baseball and beer? There are 4 new craft beer offerings for fans this season!
The first new craft beer, Chopsecutioner, is produced by the Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, GA. This beer has a citrusy, hoppy flavor which is nicely paired with the beef brisket from Barbecue Smokehouse.
From Bell’s Brewery in Michigan, Bell’s Oberen Ale wheat beer is available and should be paired with the chicken nugget basket from Champion Stadium’s Home Plate Grill.
Una Mas Amber Lager from Left Coast Brewing in California is the third new craft beer. This beer goes great with the buffalo chicken sandwich at the stadium. The Dock Light IPA from 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg, Florida rounds out the new craft beer selections. Pair it with mini-hotdogs and brats from Slider Station on the third-base patio at the stadium.
Braves fans can purchase individual spring training game tickets at www.espnwwos.com/braves, through Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Box Office. Tickets range from $15 (general admission berm seating in left field) to $59 (lower level reserved seats).
Will you be heading to a game this spring?
Source and Photo Credit: Disney