2011 schedule to offer one of best lineup of games in 14-year history at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2010) — Fans attending Atlanta Braves spring training games next season at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort will get to see some of Major League Baseball’s premier franchises. The Braves’ 2011 spring schedule includes a collection of top clubs with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals visiting Champion Stadium.
After two weeks of workouts, the Braves play an 18-game home schedule that is highlighted by a March 8 visit by the New York Yankees, and a return to Disney by the Boston Red Sox on March 16. The Philadelphia Phillies, playoff regulars the past four seasons, visit March 27.
The 2011 edition of spring training at Disney, the first with new Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, begins with a Feb. 27 visit by the New York Mets, the first of four appearances by the Mets, which also includes dates on March 5, 12 and 19. The Florida Marlins, Gonzalez’s former team, comes to Disney on March 23, while a pair of Washington Nationals night games, March 17 and 28, round out the lineup of NL East rivals headed to Champion Stadium next spring.
One of MLB’s most popular teams, the St. Louis Cardinals, visit on back-to-back dates, March 9 and 10, while the Houston Astros are slated to visit the complex three times, Feb. 28, March 13 and 20.
The Detroit Tigers game March 3 leads into back-to-back games during ESPN The Weekend, featuring the Toronto Blue Jays, March 4, and Mets, March 5. The Tigers return for a night game March 25.
In true Disney fashion, each Braves game features loads of family-oriented fun, including in-game entertainment, Disney character appearances, and on-field fan experiences that combine to create a spring training experience fans can’t get anywhere else except at Disney. And in what has become a Disney tradition, kids will again have the opportunity to run the bases after every game.
Individual game tickets for the Braves’ home spring training season go on sale Saturday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster (800/745-3000 and ticketmaster.com) and at the sports complex box office. Prices range from $10-$20 (general admission lawn seats) to $30-$42 (lower reserved), based on premium options, such as the opponent (Yankees, Red Sox, Mets, Phillies and Cardinals), weekend games and night games.
Information on the Braves’ spring training season, group tickets and mini-packs is available by calling 407/939-GAME (4263) and online at www.espnwwos.com/atlantabraves. The popular mini-packs will feature four separate four-game options in 2011 and are currently on sale, giving fans their first opportunity to purchase tickets to specific games on the Braves’ 2011 spring training schedule.
Fans may also purchase Atlanta Braves Spring Training travel packages through Spring Training USA. Travel packages include Braves game tickets, accommodations at Walt Disney World Resort and other benefits.
Atlanta Braves Home Spring Training Schedule
|Sunday. Feb. 27||New York Mets||1:05 p.m.|
|Monday, Feb 28||Houston Astros||1:05 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 3||Detroit Tigers *SS||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 4||Toronto Blue Jays||1:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 5||New York Mets||1:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 8||New York Yankees||1:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 9||St. Louis Cardinals||1:05 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 10||St. Louis Cardinals||1:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 12||New York Mets||1:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 13||Houston Astros||1:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 16||Boston Red Sox||1:05 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 17||Washington Nationals||6:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 19||New York Mets *SS||1:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 20||Houston Astros||1:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 23||Florida Marlins||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 25||Detroit Tigers *SS||6:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 27||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05 p.m.|
|Monday, March 28||Washington Nationals||6:05 p.m.|
*SS – denotes split squad
All times are Eastern and are subject to change
All games to be played at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex