The Atlanta Braves are one of just two remaining charter franchises of the National League. Although founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1871, over the years the team has gone through numerous name changes and moves... the final one to Atlanta in 1966.
If you asked an Atlanta Brave where they were going for spring training, they would say, "Disney World!" The Atlanta Braves have been reporting to Disney for spring training since 1998. After two weeks of initial workouts, the Braves play some of Major League Baseball's premier franchises on their home spring training field — Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World Resort.
Champion Stadium is the centerpiece of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. Designed as a retro-style Major League Baseball ballpark, it features permanent seating for 11,500 fans — 9,500 permanent upper and lower deck seats and 2,000 on a grass berm in left field.
Fans who attend the Atlanta Braves spring training games are treated to plenty of family-friendly fun, including in-game entertainment, Disney character appearances, and on-field fan experiences. And, in what has become a Disney tradition, kids have the opportunity to run the bases after every game. Its a spring training experience fans can't get anywhere else except at Disney World.
Individual game tickets for the Braves' home spring training season may be purchased through Ticketmaster and at the sports complex box office. Prices range from $10-$20 for general admission lawn seats to $30-$42 for lower reserved seating, based on premium options, such as the opponent, weekend games and night games. Group tickets and mini-packs are available by calling 407-939-GAME (407-939-4263) and online at ESPNwwos.com/AtlantaBraves. Fans may also purchase Atlanta Braves Spring Training travel packages through Spring Training USA. The travel packages include Braves game tickets, accommodations at Disney World Resort and other benefits.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is located at 700 S. Victory Way, Kissimmee, Florida.
I-4 to Exit 65 (Osceola Parkway West), left onto Victory Way. Parking in main parking lot is free. Valet parking is available on select dates.
If you are staying at a Disney World Resort hotel, bus transportation to ESPN Wide World of Sports is available from Disney's All-Star Resorts, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Pop Century Resort on a limited schedule.
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