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.”
Article Posted: Jan 31, 2018 / 11:22am ET