Atlanta Braves extend Spring training agreement with the ESPN Wide World of Sports through April 2019

Jan 31, 2018 in "ESPN Wide World of Sports"

Posted: Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:22am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Atlanta Braves have announced they will extend their Spring Training agreement with the ESPN Wide World of Sports through April 2019.

The Braves will play their final 2019 Spring Training game in the new ballpark in North Port, Sarasota County.

The team was expected to leave the Walt Disney World complex in 2017, having trained at the Wide World of Sports since 1998.

“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.”

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SjnFeb 03, 2018

they needed a home for another year until their new facility in southwest fla is completed

ford91exploderFeb 03, 2018

The mass transit systems in the US have much to do with that attitude, dirty, unsafe (criminal activity) and unreliable.

RSoxNo1Feb 02, 2018

It was supposed to be B. Looper.

Tick TockFeb 02, 2018

Such as the new team mascot, "Blooper". :facepalm: Have you seen this abomination?

Brainleech419Feb 02, 2018

sorry I thought you were referring to the tech the Boring company was making not the company Hyperloop

GoofyernmostFeb 01, 2018

Must be Ted wasn't too upset about being thrown our of the GMR. ;):)

jt04Feb 01, 2018

Hyperloop and Boring are separate companies. Hyperloop will mostly be in sealed tubes above ground especially in a place like Florida. Boring will mainly be in cities using standard unsealed tunnels.

Brainleech419Feb 01, 2018

could a hyperloop actually work in florida with the water table, also lets wait tell the boring company actually can make them before getting too hyped

disneygeek90Feb 01, 2018

We now have the Florida Fire Frogs in Kissimmee! I went to a couple games last year. Nice drink specials and close to the action. I'm glad to see we will have the Braves one more year.

SirwalterraleighFeb 01, 2018

Americans, generally speaking, have fundamental distaste for mass transit. And it's silly.

jt04Feb 01, 2018

Hyperloop will change everything.

SirwalterraleighFeb 01, 2018

Not at all... There are no teams within a 60 minute drive of them now and most are more like 3... The braves in Orlando served both sides...but with new facilities and relocations, central Florida is no longer viable

jakemanFeb 01, 2018

I doubt that but could be wrong. Again, the prevailing motivation for these new facilities is to reduce travel burden. If something like this happened at best you'd get a bunch of Triple/Double-A split squads duking it out at WWoS while the stars stay at the home facility.

jt04Feb 01, 2018

I think a plan to have every Florida spring training team schedule at least one game at wwos if Disney doesn't get a replacement for the braves might work.