ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to Host Baseball Tonight March 23-27

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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to Host Baseball Tonight March 23-27

  • ESPN’s MLB Spring Training Game Schedule Opens March 19 with Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees
  • Sunday Night Baseball’s Shulman, Schilling, Olney to Call Angels-Cubs March 26

 ESPN Baseball Tonight is hitting the road for a week of live shows at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort, Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27. The 30-minute shows will air each day at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 with an additional hour-long edition at 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Karl Ravech will host with analyst Aaron Boone and ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian. ESPN MLB Insider Keith Law will join the crew on Tuesday, March 24 and Friday, March 27. The Baseball Tonight set will be located on the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex promenade.

Two Baseball Tonight shows at the ESPN sports complex will accompany ESPN’s MLB Spring Training game coverage from Champion Stadium, home of the Atlanta Braves: Phillies at Braves on March 24 (1 p.m., ESPN); Red Sox at Braves March 27 (1 p.m., ESPN)  ESPN’s Spring Training game schedule  will begin Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. on ESPN as the New York Yankees host the Philadelphia Phillies from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Play-by-play commentator Jon Sciambi and analysts Rick Sutcliffe and Doug Glanville will provide commentary.

Additionally, members of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball team – play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman, analyst Curt Schilling and reporter Buster Olney – will provide commentary for the Thursday, March 26 matchup between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Chicago Cubs. The telecast airs on ESPN at 7 p.m. from Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz.

 ESPN Spring Training game schedule (all games on ESPN)

Date Time (ET) Telecast Spring Training Site Commentators
Thu, Mar. 19 7 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla. Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville
Tue, Mar. 24 1 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian
Thu, Mar. 26 7 p.m. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Chicago Cubs Sloan Park, Mesa, Ariz. Dan Shulman, Curt Schilling, Buster Olney
Fri, Mar. 27 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian
Thu, Apr. 2 1 p.m. New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Fla. Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone, Mark Mulder

*ESPN Spring Training games are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Xbox and Roku players via WatchESPN.

 About ESPN Wide World of Sports

ESPN Wide World of Sports, located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the premier site for amateur sports in the nation.  The complex hosts more than 100 events a year and has accommodated more than 70 different sports and athletes from around the world.  Designed to provide youth athletes with an experience synonymous with the names Disney and ESPN, the 230-acre facility features multiple competition venues, including 16 baseball/softball fields, plus the 10,000 seat Champion Stadium, 18 multi-purpose outdoor fields for soccer, football and lacrosse, two field houses for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor sports, the New Balance Track & Field facility and cross country course, and a tennis court complex with 10 courts. In addition, ESPN production teams are on site, capturing game footage and event highlights which guests can view in Disney Resort rooms, on the ESPN Wide World of Sports YouTube Channel and online at www.ESPNWWOS.com.  ESPN Wide World of Sports also provides coaches and teams with a variety of Disney Sports Solutions, such as fundraising programs, discounted travel packages, special dining options, photography services, customized event merchandise, and post-game celebrations in the Disney Parks. For more information, visit www.disneysportsnews.com for news releases, photos and videos.  Follow us on Twitter at @DisneySports and on Facebook.

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Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN).

 

Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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