Braves Play First Game in North Port

March 24, 2019

The Atlanta Braves played the first game in their new Spring Training home at CoolToday Field in North Port, about 30 miles south of Sarasota, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2.  Next year the $125 million dollar state-of-the-art facility will be the Braves permanent Spring Training home following 22 years at Disney.  Among those in attendance for the inaugural game were Hank Aaron, Bobby Cox, and John Schuerholz.  A number of 400 Fan Club members made the trip south and enjoyed the new digs.