29-game slate begins Sunday, February 28
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball today announced the club’s revised 2021 Grapefruit League schedule. The Braves’ 29-game slate is scheduled to begin on Sunday, February 28 in Port Charlotte against the defending American League champion Tampa Bay Rays.
All of Atlanta’s 29 games will be played against five different teams – the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay.
The schedule features 14 games at the Braves’ spring facility, CoolToday Park in North Port, Fla. The home opener is slated for Tuesday, March 2 at 1:05 p.m. ET against Minnesota. All day games will begin at 1:05 ET. Atlanta will play two home games under the lights, first on Friday, March 19 against Minnesota, and then on Saturday, March 27 against Baltimore. The first pitch of both of those games is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET.
Atlanta will wrap up its spring schedule with consecutive games against Boston, including the finale on Tuesday, March 30 in Fort Myers.
The three-time defending National League East Champions will open the regular season in Philadelphia on April 1, the fourth time in five seasons the Braves begin the regular season on the road.
Ticket information for Braves’ games at CoolToday Park will soon be available at www.braves.com/springtraining.