Atlanta Braves: What You Need to Know About Spring Training

Blake SilversAnalyst IIIFebruary 10, 2012

Jimmy DeFlippo/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Jimmy DeFlippo/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

It won't be long before Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando will be buzzing as the 2012 Grapefruit League kicks off the professional baseball season.

Soon the empty 9,500 seat Champion Stadium, spring training home of the Atlanta Braves, will be overflowing with thousands of baseball fans eager for some live action. 

First workouts begin on February 15 for pitchers and catchers, with the rest of the team joining them on February 18. 

As mentioned earlier, the Braves' home games are played at played at Champion Stadium, ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, with the first coming on Saturday March 3 vs. Detroit at 1:05 p.m. EST.  The rest of the schedule can be found on the Braves Spring Training site.

If fans want to see spring games in person, tickets can be purchased directly on the Braves website and generally range between $20 and $40. 

Fans do not necessarily need to attend actual games to meet players and observe spring practice activities. 

Entry to the Disney complex generally allows for some limited access to Braves players and coaches, both past and present, as well as minor league prospects and Atlanta front office staff. 

If you plan to head to Florida for some spring training action, as always, travel safely and have fun!