No surprises, and almost all of these games were in our master 2011 Grapefruit League schedule, but today the Atlanta Braves announced a full 2011 spring-training schedule.
Braves’ pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to camp on Monday, February 14, with their first workout set for the following day. The rest of the Braves players are scheduled to report on Friday, February 18, with the first full-squad workout slated for February 19. This spring marks the 14th year that the Braves will train at the Wide World of Sports complex, consistently ranked as the one of the best spring training facilities in the country by Baseball America.
Atlanta will play a total of 18 home games at Wide World of Sports and will play two games versus the Minnesota Twins at Turner Field in Atlanta on March 29 and March 30. The Braves will play host to 10 different teams, including four games against the New York Mets, three games each versus the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, two against the three-time defending National League East Champion Philadelphia Phillies and two versus the St. Louis Cardinals. The defending American League East Champion New York Yankees will make a visit on March 8, and the Boston Red Sox, Florida Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays will also make one visit each.
The Florida portion of the schedule includes three home night games: Thursday, March 17, versus the Nationals, Friday, March 25, versus the Tigers and Monday, March 28, versus the Nationals.
Individual spring training game tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m., at the Wide World of Sports box office, through the Atlanta Braves’ website (braves.com/tickets), and through Ticketmaster (407/839-3900). Spring training ticket prices for 2011 range from $10.00 (general admission lawn seats) to $42.00 (lower level reserved seats). Tickets for the two exhibition games at Turner Field will also go on sale January 8, at 10:00 a.m., at braves.com/tickets, through Ticketmaster (800/745-3000) and at any Publix Ticketmaster location.