D-backs announce 33-game spring-training schedule
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced a 33-game Spring Training schedule that includes 18 home games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and two exhibition games at Chase Field vs. the American League champion Cleveland Indians.
Spring training begins early this year due to the World Baseball Classic. The D-backs will take on Grand Canyon University, coached by former D-back infielder Andy Stankiewicz, in an exhibition game on Feb. 22 at Salt River Fields, then officially open Cactus League play on Feb. 25, hosting the Colorado Rockies.
The D-backs spring training schedule includes a pair of exhibition games against World Baseball Classic teams: On March 8 against Team Mexico and on March 18 against the Pool E (Tokyo) qualifier.
Their Cactus League schedule features three games against the world champion Chicago Cubs and two each against NL West rivals Colorado, San Francisco, San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
FOX Sports Arizona will televise a minimum of 10 spring training games, which will be announced at a later date.
Spring training tickets sales begin in three different intervals:
Dec. 14-16 -- Salt River Fields season-ticket packages exclusively for D-backs and Rockies season-ticket holders and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members.
Dec. 16 -- Salt River Fields season-ticket packages available to the general public.
Jan. 7 -- Salt River Fields individual game tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.
Tickets for all games at Salt River Fields are priced from $11 (lawn seating) to $37. The 18-game D-backs Plan ranges from $187 to $544.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the D-backs Ticket Office at Chase Field, at dbacks.com/spring or by calling 888.490.0383 or 480.362.9467.
D-BACKS 2017 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Wed., Feb. 22: Grand Canyon University (exhibition), 1:10 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 25: Colorado Rockies, 1:10 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 26, at Colorado Rockies, Salt River Fields, 1:10 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 27: Cincinnati Reds, 1:10 pm.
Tue., Feb. 28: at Texas Rangers, Surprise, 1:05 p.m.
Wed., March 1: at Chicago White Sox, Glendale, 1:05 p.m.
Thur., March 2: San Diego Padres (split squad), 1:10 p.m.
Thur., March 2: Chicago Cubs (split squad), 7:10 p.m.
Fri., March 3: Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:10 p.m.
Sat., March 4: at San Diego Padres, Peoria, 1:10 p.m.
Sun., March 5: Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m.
Mon., March 6: at Kansas City Royals, Surprise, 1:05 p.m.
Tue., March 7: Oakland Athletics, 1:10 p.m.
Wed., March 8: Team Mexico (WBC exhibition), 1:10 p.m.
Thur., March 9: at Chicago White Sox, Glendale, 1:05 p.m.
Fri., March 10: Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 p.m.
Sat., March 11: San Francisco Giants, 1:10 p.m.
Sun., March 12: at San Francisco Giants, Scottsdale, 1:05 p.m.
Mon., March 13: OFF
Tue., March 14: Texas Rangers, 1:10 p.m.
Wed., March 15: at Chicago Cubs, Sloan Park, 7:05 p.m.
Thur., March 16: at Milwaukee Brewers, Maryvale, 1:05 p.m.
Fri., March 17: Seattle Mariners (split squad), 1:10 p.m.
Fri., March 17: at Oakland Athletics (split squad), HoHoKam, 1:05 p.m.
Sat., March 18: Asia qualifier (WBC exhibition), 1:10 p.m.
Sun., March 19: at Cleveland Indians, Goodyear, 1:05 p.m.
Mon., March 20: at Oakland Athletics, HoHoKam, 7:05 p.m.
Tue., March 21: Kansas City Royals, 1:10 p.m.
Wed., March 22: OFF
Thur., March 23: Chicago Cubs, 1:10 p.m.
Fri., March 24: at Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:05 p.m.
Sat., March 25: at Los Angeles Angels, Tempe Diablo, 1:05 p.m.
Sun., March 26: Cleveland Indians, 1:10 p.m.
Mon., March 27: Los Angeles Angels, 1:10 p.m.
Tue., March 28: at Seattle Mariners, 1:05 pm.
Thur., March 30: Cleveland Indians, Chase Field, 6:40 p.m.
Fri., April 1: Cleveland Indians, Chase Field, 6:40 p.m.