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Download the Florida 511 mobile app, visit FL511.com or follow #FL511 on Twitter
The Don’t let traffic delays keep you from missing the first pitch of the Atlanta Braves 2017 Grapefruit League home opener, as the team returns to Orlando to face the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, February 25. The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System provides real-time traffic information to help drivers avoid congestion and experience fewer delays while driving to the Braves spring training home at Champion Stadium in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Before hitting the road, Braves fans can plan their commute to the ballpark by visiting the interactive roadway map on the user-friendly FL511.com website for traffic incident alerts or to view roadway cameras showing current nearby driving conditions.
At the end of the game, fans can check the free Florida 511 mobile app, available on Google Play or the Apple App Store, to find out if congestion or traffic incidents will delay their planned post-game commute. The app can also be used to select an alternate route.
In addition to the website and mobile app, baseball fans can:
- Sign up for a My Florida 511 personalized services account at FL511.com to create custom routes and register for email and text alerts.
- Call 511 toll-free from any phone in Florida for traffic updates.
- Follow one of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), including @FL511_Central and @FL_511_I4.
FDOT encourages all drivers to check Florida 511 to travel safely and experience fewer delays. Check Florida 511 before leaving or have a passenger check during your commute to avoid using a phone while driving.