Spring Training begins at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World


Away from the cold and wintry weather that’s been plaguing our friends in the north, the grass is green, the diamond is chalked and the crack of the bats are just warming up. Florida has long been home to the boys of summer, with Spring Training being an annual tradition in the Sunshine State. From Dodgertown in Vero Beach, to the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, and even the Yankees (blech) in Tampa, Florida has a history steeped in baseball. This year the tradition continues at Walt Disney World with the Atlanta Braves at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.




This year the season kicked off on April 22nd with a game against the Detroit Tigers. The teams are gearing up for a huge season with both teams on the hunt for the pennant.



Baseball isn’t the only thing on the plate at Disney. While the game is fun for the whole family, it can tend to be a little dry for the little ones. This season Disney is putting that extra Disney Magic on select games. Whether it’s watching the game from the deck of a pirate ship, a castle in the distance or even a galaxy far far away, Disney will have themes during certain games.

Here’s a list of the themes:

Mar 10 Princess & Pirate
Mar 15 Star Wars
Mar 16 Star Wars
Mar 21 Princess & Pirate
Mar 23 Salute To Our Troops


Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters and have fun.

Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, February 22 Detroit Tigers 1:05 PM  
Saturday, February 23 New York Yankees 1:05 PM  
Monday, February 25 Miami Marlins 1:05 PM  
Tuesday, February 26 Washington Nationals 1:05 PM  
Friday, March 1 Washington Nationals 6:05 PM  
Sunday, March 3 Detroit Tigers 1:05 PM  
Thursday, March 7 Detroit Tigers 6:05 PM  
Friday, March 8 Toronto Blue Jays *SS 1:05 PM  
Sunday, March 10 Miami Marlins 1:05 PM  
Tuesday, March 12 St. Louis Cardinals 1:05 PM  
Friday, March 15 New York Mets 1:05 PM  
Saturday, March 16 New York Yankees 5:05 PM  
Monday, March 18 Philadelphia Phillies 1:05 PM  
Wednesday, March 20 Pittsburgh Pirates 1:05 PM  
Thursday, March 21 Washington Nationals 6:05 PM  
Saturday, March 23 Houston Astros *SS 1:05 PM  
Monday, March 25 New York Mets 1:05 PM  
Thursday, March 28 Houston Astros 1:05 PM


More pictures from opening day of Spring Training:


For more information, including tickets to games, visit the official ESPN Wide World of Sports website by clicking here!