The Atlanta Braves May Ditch Walt Disney World as Their Spring Training Location

Contract negotiations are underway for The Atlanta Braves to have a new spring training home in Sarasota County Florida, in the city of North Port.  If the contract goes through, this could mean that they would be at their new location as early as 2019 once it has been built.  Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports is the current home for the Atlanta Braves spring training, and Disney likely isn’t excited about the possibility of losing them.

At this point, Disney hasn’t made an official statement about this development. It will be interesting to see if Disney will try to recruit another team to take their place if they end up losing them and what teams would be possible contenders.  We will keep you posted as we learn more.  What team would you like to see move their spring training to Walt Disney World?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!