The Atlanta Braves will host several marquee spring training opponents in 2010, including visits from the World Champion New York Yankees, World Series runner-up Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals during the Major League Baseball Spring Training season at Champion Stadium at the soon-to-be-re-imagined ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
After two weeks of workouts, the Braves play a 16-game home schedule that is highlighted by a March 30 visit by the New York Yankees, who are fresh off their 27th World Series championship.
In addition, Atlanta will host all four of its division rivals, including the National League pennant-winning Philadelphia Phillies on March 9 and 24, as well as the New York Mets (March 3 and 10), Florida Marlins (March 16) and Washington Nationals (March 5 and 27).
One of MLB’s most popular teams, the St. Louis Cardinals, visit March 21, while the Pittsburgh Pirates come to town March 4 and 12. The Houston Astros are slated to visit the complex twice during the spring, including the final game of the season March 31, as well as
The 2010 schedule features two night games, a March 9 contest with Philadelphia, as well as the Detroit Tigers game on March 19. The Tigers return for a second spring contest on March 26. The Toronto Blue Jays visit the sports complex on March 13.
Each game has fun for the entire family including in-game entertainment, Disney character appearances and on-field fan experiences that only happen at Disney. And in what has become a Disney tradition, kids will again have the opportunity to run the bases after every game.
The Braves drew 133,013 during 16 games at Champion Stadium in 2009, which ranked them second only to the Yankees among the 16 Major League Baseball teams who trained in Florida as part of the Grapefruit League.
Individual game tickets for the Braves’ home spring training season are on sale through Ticketmaster (800/745-3000 and ticketmaster.com) and at the sports complex box office. Prices range from $15-$19 (general admission lawn seats) to $28-$39 (lower reserved), based on premium options, such as the opponent (Yankees, 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 disneysports.com/atlantabraves. The popular mini-packs will include both three-game and six-game options.
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. Information is available online at springtrainingtours.com.
Braves Spring Training Schedule
|Wednesday, March 3||New York Mets||1:05 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 4||Pittsburgh Pirates||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 5||Washington Nationals||1:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 7||Houston Astros||1:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 9||Philadelphia Phillies||7:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 10||New York Mets||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 12||Pittsburgh Pirates||1:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 13||Toronto Blue Jays||1:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 16||Florida Marlins||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 19||Detroit Tigers||6:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 21||St. Louis Cardinals||1:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 24||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 26||Detroit Tigers||1:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 27||Washington Nationals||1:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 30||New York Yankees||1:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 31||Houston Astros||1:05 p.m.|