Wide World of Sports, Disney’s

Wide World of Sports, Disney’s Opening in 1997, this complex accommodates professional-caliber training and competition, festival and tournament-type events, and vacation-fitness activities in more than 25 individual and team sports. It includes classrooms, office space, and media facilities, and serves as headquarters for sporting events taking place elsewhere throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Facilities include a 7,000-seat baseball stadium, a 5,000-seat field house, Major League practice fields, Little League fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a track-and-field complex, and a golf driving range. In February 1996 the Atlanta Braves signed a 20-year agreement to use the complex as their spring training base, and the Harlem Globetrotters selected it as their headquarters. The complex had its grand opening on March 28, 1997, with an exhibition baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds. It became ESPN Wide World of Sports on February 25, 2010.