2020 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Reporting Dates
Pitchers and catchers report on February 12, 2020
Position players arrive February 17, 2020
Fans are invited to watch the team’s workouts on the practice fields at the complex each day.
There is no charge to attend and free parking is available.
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Fan Events
February 8, 2020: Celebrate the kick off of spring training for the Atlanta Braves at Braves on Miami! The block party in downtown Venice will feature kids activities, live music with Grammy Award Winning Band Rebirth Brass Band, food and drink trucks, Mardi Gras merchandise, meet Braves players Rafael Furcal and Andruw Jones, and more. $5 cover at the door, kids under 12 free. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Miami Avenue, downtown Venice, FL.
February 15, 2020: It's the Atlanta Braves' Big Rally in North Port to kick off their first full spring training season. The City of North Port is putting on and hosting the Big Rally complete with a pep rally also featuring local Little League, North Port Schools, bands and a Braves autograph tent from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and live music with Ari & The Alibis. Enjoy games and activities including the Doxie Dash, a race for dachshunds. Food & Beverage vendors, too. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. City Center Front Green, 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port, FL.
first full team workout will be held on: date to be announced
Workouts at Cool Today Park are free and open to the public up to the date that exhibition games begin.
The most recent major league baseball team to make the suncoast its spring training home is the Atlanta Braves with its new 30 year lease. The Brave's move to the suncoast comes after 22 - 23 years at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida.
Their first full spring training season takes place in 2020 at the new CoolToday Park, a 6,200 seat ballpark that can accommodate up to 8,000. The new park did, however, play host to the Tampa Bay Rays on March 24, 2019, the Brave's first and only spring training game there at the end of the 2019 season.The Braves beat the Rays 4 - 2 in that game, just for the record!
The Braves, who have spent over 72 consecutive years playing in Florida,
will be training in the new $140 million ballpark, owned by Sarasota
County, which comes complete not only with plenty of seating but also a
left-field Tomahawk Tiki Bar for food and libations.
How did the new Atlanta Braves spring training site become known as CoolToday Park? Well, in December, 2018, the city of North Port announced a 20-year stadium naming-rights deal with CoolToday, a local air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical services company. As of this writing I’ve not been able to uncover how much CoolToday paid for the 20 year deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed when the deal was signed.
90 acre site also sports 7 fields, including practice fields and
multi-use fields that can feature other events outside of spring
training season, so it's more than just a spring training baseball
In the off season the JumboTron plays host to popular movies for fans. And CoolToday Park also hosts holiday festivals such as Jingle Jam, which they are wanting to turn into an annual event, and its own Farmer's Market from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays from October through March, so you might say it's much more than just a ballpark!
the baseball fan it seems like designers thought of everything from
drink rails so you can stop and watch the game from almost any vantage
point and set down your drink, 1,800 berm seats to a right field patio
and a left fiel lounge for group seating and a specialty menu.
The latest trends in ballparks: The CoolToday Park features a number of familiar facets of other Grapefruit League facilities such as the clubhouse behind the right field fence, which is reminiscent of Charlotte Sports Park. An outfield grandstand is similar to Bradenton’s LECOM Park, home of he Pittsburgh Pirates for spring training. The ballpark also has a left-field tiki bar, as does the Phillies’ Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. The outfield dimensions of CoolToday Park are very close to those of SunTrust Park, the Braves’ back in the Atlanta.
If may be confusing because both North Port and Venice, Florida are named as the Atlanta Braves spring training home but the official address of CoolToday Park is 18800 South, W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL