Groundbreaking set for Braves spring complex in North Port

NORTH PORT, Fla. A fourth major league baseball team will soon train in Southwest Florida.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Monday on a North Port spring training complex for the Atlanta Braves. Construction is expected to wrap up in time for 2019 spring games.

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The Braves currently train at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. The new complex will be owned by Sarasota County, and it will cost taxpayers $4.7 million to help build the facility.

An artist’s rendering of a proposed North Port spring training site for the Atlanta Braves was on display at a Sarasota County Commission meeting (Photo via Sarasota County government)

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Reporter:Chris Grisby

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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