BRAVES AFFILIATION

Central Florida’s new MiLB team, Atlanta Braves Announce Affiliation
Area’s new team to be Braves Class-A Advanced affiliate through 2020 season

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Central Florida’s new Minor League Baseball team today announced it has signed a four-year affiliation agreement with the Atlanta Braves. The Player Development Contract will remain in effect through the 2020 season.

“We’re excited about this new partnership with the Braves, especially given the team’s long history here in Central Florida. We’re looking forward to enhancing that existing relationship with a reintroduction of Minor League Baseball in our community,” said Team President Joe Harrington. “The Florida State League has a reputation as a development leader for future major leaguers, so it was a natural fit as we look to build the new franchise here at Osceola County Stadium.”

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has been the Spring Training home to the Atlanta Braves for nearly 20 years. The Atlanta Braves franchise has five Major League Baseball Hall of Famers including Phil Niekro, Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz.

“We are thrilled to reach this agreement with the Manatees,” Braves general manager John Coppolella said. “We look forward to returning to the Florida State League and to our second home in Central Florida.”

Earlier this week, Central Florida’s new Minor League Baseball team revealed its 2017 Florida State League (FSL) schedule and announced the sale of season seat memberships. The team’s inaugural season at Osceola County Stadium will start April 6 against the Daytona Tortugas.

The schedule features 70 home games and an Independence Day fireworks spectacular on July 4. Game times for all 2017 games and promotional-themed nights will be released at a later date.

Membership packages include full season (70 games), half season (35 games), partial (15 games) and mini (7 games). Full season packages start at $350 and are available by calling 321-697-3156. For more information, visit www.probaseballbackincentralflorida.com.

The Florida State League team will have a new name as it moves into its new home at Osceola County Stadium in 2017. The team held a Name the Team contest this summer and plans to unveil the new name and logo in October.

About Central Florida’s New Minor League Baseball Team
The Florida State League team, formerly the Brevard County Manatees, will move from Space Coast Stadium into its new home at Osceola County Stadium in 2017. Osceola County last had a Class-A Florida State League franchise in 2000 with the Kissimmee Cobras. The team is under the leadership of President Joe Harrington. For more information, please visit http://www.probaseballbackincentralflorida.com.

SCHEDULE

New Minor League Baseball Team Unveils 2017 Schedule
Opening Day at Osceola County Stadium is April 6

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (9/14/16) – Central Florida’s new Minor League Baseball team is one step closer to making its first pitch at Osceola County Stadium with the announcement of its 2017 Florida State League (FSL) schedule. The team released its schedule today and announced its opening day will be April 6 against the Daytona Tortugas.

The new team will open the 2017 season with four home games against the Tortugas followed by three against the Dunedin Blue Jays. The team will then head out for its first road trip on April 13 to face the St. Lucie Mets.

Both Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins affiliates will play at Osceola County Stadium in 2017. The Rays-affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs will play a four-game series July 7-10 while the Marlins-affiliate Jupiter Hammerheads will play a three-game series August 18-20.

“We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 season schedule,” said Team President Joe Harrington. “The excitement continues to build as fans can expect more announcements in the coming weeks and months with details on our new name, logo, special promotional nights and individual ticket pricing. We’re excited about what lies ahead and have some spectacular plans in store for next year.”

The schedule features 70 home games, including 10 on Thursday and Friday and 11 on Saturday, and an Independence Day fireworks spectacular on July 4. The regular season concludes with a six-game homestand on August 30. Game times for all 2017 games and promotional-themed nights will be released at a later date.

The team also announced season seat memberships are currently on sale at the team’s offices at Osceola County Stadium or by calling 321-697-3151. Membership packages include full season (70 games), half season (35 games), partial (15 games) and mini (7 games). Full season packages start at $560. For more information, visit www.probaseballbackincentralflorida.com.

The Florida State League team will have a new name as it moves into its new home at Osceola County Stadium in 2017. The team held a Name the Team contest this summer and plans to unveil the new name and logo in October.

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SEASON TICKETS

Central Florida Minor League Baseball Seating Chart

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Full Season
Half Season
15 Game Plan
7 Game Plan
Per Seat Price
Total Price
Per Seat Price
Total Price
Per Seat Price
Total Price
Per Seat Price
Total Price
Dugout Box
$8.00
$560.00
$9.00
$315.00
Outfield Box
$7.00
$490.00
$8.00
$280.00
$9.00
$135.00
$10.00
$70.00
Upper Reserve
$6.00
$420.00
$7.00
$245.00
$8.00
$120.00
$9.00
$63.00
Outfield Reserve
$5.00
$350.00
$6.00
$210.00
$7.00
$105.00
$8.00
$56.00
Central Florida Minor League Baseball - Central Florida

NAME THE TEAM

We would like to thank the Florida residents for voting during round two. The team will make the official name announcement in October.

Florida Dragonflies
Known for their resilience and fighting spirit, a name among the likes of these prehistoric Florida insects falls in line with other wacky names in Minor League Baseball.
Florida Fire Frogs
Going head-to-head with our “coqui” is not for the faint of heart. These fiery frogs are sure to bring the Florida heat to the opposition and will be sure to leave our fans hopping for more.
Florida Mud Kickers
In a nod to Osceola’s strong heritage, the Florida Mud Kickers will help preserve two great American traditions – baseball and rodeo. Saddle up, and let’s play ball!
Florida Rodeo Clowns
The Rodeo Clowns commemorate the world famous Silver Spurs Rodeo. So grab your hat and boots and join the team for an experience more fun than a barrel of Rodeo Clowns.
Florida Sorcerers
The Florida Sorcerers speak to the region’s strong entertainment industry. Fans can expect an enchanted ballpark where the mystical forces of good and evil come to life.
Florida Toucans
The Florida Toucans celebrate the area’s tropical climate that the world “flocks” to (more than 66 million visitors a year in fact!). Imagine steel drum bands, tropical shirts, and an umbrella in your favorite ballpark drink.

EMPLOYMENT

Please email info@probaseballbackincentralflorida.com with any full-time or seasonal employment questions.

Current Job Openings

To apply for any of the above open positions with our Minor League Baseball team, please send an email to info@probaseballbackincentralflorida.com with your updated resume and cover letter as attached files.