The Atlanta Braves have recently opened a new ballpark — modern, elegant and closely involved with the surrounding community. When they decided to open a new spring training facility, built to the same standards, they called on HPM to represent them in negotiations to make it a reality. The facility, which opened in March 2019, included practice and multi-use fields, major and minor league team clubhouses and a year-round baseball academy, as well as space for 8,000 fans, to watch the Braves prepare for the season to come.
The complex is intended to be more than just a training facility for the team. It’s also expected to be the heart of a planned town center for North Port. The commercial and residential district provides opportunities for local healthcare providers and students at the nearby State College of Florida to connect with the team. HPM’s responsibility is always to our client, but in negotiating expenses and cost sharing, we’ve worked towards a deal that will mean improvements for both the Braves and Sarasota County.
state-of-the-art meeting areas and locker rooms
space for teams’ sports medicine academy
Photography: Atlanta Braves