Atlanta Braves - WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747
(407) 939-GAME (4263) or
Attending a Braves Spring Training Game
Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is architecturally one of the flashier venues for spring training. It's also one of the largest: with 9,500 seats (80 percent between the first and third bases). The design is in a Florida Spanish Mission design with some Art Deco touches.
The stadium is a marvel with double-decked seating and the cheerful cast members playing the role of concessionaires. The gentlest part of the park is the general admission seating area down the left-line, which isn't designed for sitting at all, but for lounging on an emerald hill atop blankets and beach towels brought from home. The ballpark is spotlessly clean, but then this is Disney: What else did you expect? There is a very agreeable spaciousness to the stadium, despite almost all the seating being concentrated in the two-deck grandstand. The lower level features two concourses -- a small one at the back of the grandstand and a much larger one within the grandstand -- while the upper level features a large concourse within the grandstand, four luxury boxes and two open-air suites. The wider concourses make for pleasant milling around during the game, and there's an expanded area outside of the grandstand that can accommodate groups.
In-game entertainment provides plenty to keep fans busy between innings. A four-piece brass band climbs atop the Braves dugout to play. A roving emcee asks randomly-selected fans trivia questions and to guess the attendance for prizes. Besides the gift shop behind home plate, there are plenty of carts placed around the stadium offering Braves merchandise and memorabilia.
Braves Spring Training Ticket Prices & Information
2014 Ticket Prices
Lower Level Reserved $39-$52; Upper Level Reserved $27-$39; Bleacher Level Reserved $27-$39; 3rd Base Lawn General Admission $19-$24; Pennant Berm General Admission $12-$17
2014 Ticket Information
Individual game tickets, ranging in prices from $12 to $52, for the Braves home spring training season are on sale now through Ticketmaster (800/745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com) and at the sports complex box office.
Information on the Braves’ spring training season, suite/hospitality, group tickets and mini-packs is available by calling 407/939-GAME (4263) and online at www.espnwwos.com/atlantabraves. The popular mini-packs are now on sale, featuring four separate three-game options for 2014 and giving fans their first opportunity to purchase tickets to specific games on the Braves 2014 spring training schedule.
Parking: No parking charge
Stadium built in 1996
Dimensions: 340 feet right and left-field lines, 385 power alleys, 400 feet centerfield
Seating Capacity: 9,500
The 2014 season will be the Braves 17th Spring Training at this location.
Click here for a Champion Stadium Seating Diagram
Braves pitchers and catchers report on February 13 and have their first workout February 14. The first full-squad workout is February 19.
Directions to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
From southwest -- Take I-4 East to Osceola Parkway West (Exit 65). Turn left at stoplight onto Victory Way to stadium.
From southeast -- Take Florida Turnpike north to Exit 249 (Osceola Parkway West); go about 10 miles; turn left onto Victory Way to stadium.
Traffic and Road Construction Information from the Florida Department of Transportation
Learn about important traffic and roadway conditions by visiting www.FL511.com. This service reports travel times, road construction, lane closures and more on major Florida roadways.
Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves Spring Training History
1922-37 St. Petersburg (Waterfront Field)
1938-40 Bradenton (McKechnie Field)
1946-47 Ft. Lauderdale
1948-62 Bradenton (McKechnie Field)
1963-97 West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium)
1998-2014 ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex - Disney (Champion Stadium)
Braves Spring Training Attendance (2005-13)
Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, (407) 363-5800 or www.visitorlando.com
Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau-Experience Kissimmee, (407) 847-5000 or www.experiencekissimmee.com
Central Florida Sports Commission, (407) 648-4900 or www.centralfloridasports.org
Other Spring Training sites nearby
Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee, Home of the Houston Astros - 17 miles to the East
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Home of the Detroit Tigers - 37 miles to the Southwest
Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Home of the Washington Nationals - 62 miles to the East
Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Home of the New York Yankees - 72 miles to the Southwest