The bats of Major League Baseball are warming up for playoffs in the 2018 season which means its time to start thinking about travel plans for Spring Training. If you’re a Disney fan who loves baseball, there’s no better time to visit Walt Disney World then when the Atlanta Braves are in training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
Atlanta has held 21 previous seasons of spring training at ESPN WWOS. Alas, this is the last time the bat will swing for the braves as they prepare to move to a new stadium closer to other MLB teams in southern Florida.
That means you have 16 more home games at Champion Stadium to check out the Braves and other top MLB teams. The lineup includes the 2017 World Champion Houston Astros (Mar. 4, Mar. 17), New York Yankees (Mar. 18), New York Mets (Feb. 26, Mar. 23), and St. Louis Cardinals (Mar. 12). The first game is Feb 25 against the Nationals. The final game is March 23 against the Mets. Full schedule below.
Unless the Tampa Bay Rays decide to play a few games at ESPN WWOS, possibly during construction of their new stadium, this will mark the end of Major League Baseball at Champion Stadium. It’s a shame because Disney has built a beauty of a baseball stadium. Fans are very close to the action at Champion Stadium and there are lots of great opportunities to have group or corporate events too.
The departure of Major League Baseball doesn’t mean big league sports are entirely gone from ESPN Wide World of Sports. You still have an opportunity to catch some major league soccer teams from time to time and there are some good college sports still played at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Of Course, the NFL has been hosting the Pro Bowl in Orlando and all the non-game activities are centered at ESPN WWOS and it is scheduled to return in 2019 too.
2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Home Schedule at Disney
|Monday, February 25||Washington Nationals||1:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, February 26||New York Mets||1:05 p.m.|
|Thursday, February 28||Detroit Tigers||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 1||Toronto Blue Jays||1:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 3||Miami Marlins||1:05 p.m.|
|Monday March 4||Houston Astros||1:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 6||Detroit Tigers (ss)||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 8||Philadelphia Phillies||6:05 p.m.|
|Monday, March 11||Pittsburgh Pirates||1:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 12||St. Louis Cardinals||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 15||Miami Marlins||1:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 17||Houston Astros (ss)||1:05 p.m.|
|Monday, March 18||New York Yankees||6:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 19||Washington Nationals||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 22||Detroit Tigers||6:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 23||New York Mets||1:05 p.m.|
Tickets go on sale November 19 for the 2019 Spring Training season. More details at espnwwos.com/braves
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