Champion Stadium

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Champion Stadium
Champion Stadium
Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida United States
28.338434; -81.551903
Building chronology
Built 1997
Former names
Cracker Jack Stadium
Gulf Coast Braves
9,100 (7,700 seated)

Champion Stadium, formerly known as The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports and before that as Cracker Jack Stadium, is a ballpark located in Lake Buena Vista, FL. It was built in 1997 and has a capacity of 9,100 people, seating 7,700. It is the home stadium of the Gulf Coast Braves of the Gulf Coast League. In 2007, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays played three home games here as a ploy to expand their fan base in central Florida. It was renamed to its current name in 2008, when it again hosted a series featuring the (now-renamed) Tampa Bay Rays as the home team.

The ballpark also served as the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves from 1997 until 2019, after which they moved to the newly-built CoolToday Park in North Port, FL.