Seeing the Atlanta Braves play a Spring Training game Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports was such a fun experience. But this is the last year to see them at Disney! Champion Stadium is really nice and we had an awesome time. Here is a little info about the wheelchair accessibility of the stadium.
Parking was very easy. Disney has several Cast Members in the parking lots that will direct you to the disabled parking spaces. There are several disabled parking spaces available but they can fill up quickly. If all of the designated disabled spots are taken you can still park pretty close to the stadium. I would suggest arriving early to make sure you get the spot you need. Disney also provides transportation from their resorts so check with Guest Services on game nights if you are staying on property.
Champion Stadium is a short walk/roll from the parking lot. There is a hill leading up to the gates but the incline is gradual. Once you get to the entrance, there is a sign to the left designating the wheelchair entrance. Security will check your bags and then a Cast Member will scan your tickets.
There is wheelchair seating available in several sections at Champion Stadium. You can check out this seating chart for locations. We sat in section 109 on the first base side. There are blue lines marking the the locations of your seats. They don’t leave chairs out, which cuts down on people sitting in the wrong spot, so when you arrive you’ll have to wait for a Cast Member to bring them out. It doesn’t take very long.
The only problem with the seats is that if the people in front of you stand up you can’t really see. We had some really nice, considerate guys sitting in front of us so it really wasn’t an issue. And since it’s Spring Training the atmosphere is a little more relaxed and I think that helps as well.
We had such a great time and I hope we are able to see the Braves Spring Training game at Champion Stadium again soon. Parking was a breeze, Champion Stadium is one of the nicest that I’ve been to, and you can’t beat the extra Disney touches. If you have any questions check out the Atlanta Braves Spring Training website or leave a comment below.