D-Backs announce 36-game spring training schedule at Salt River Fields

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 36-game Spring Training schedule, which features 19 home games and three road games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and two exhibition games at Chase Field.

The D-backs open their 19th Spring Training March 1 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick with an exhibition game against the University of Arizona. (Photo by Bret McKeand/Scottsdale Independent)

The D-backs open their 19th Spring Training March 1 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick with an exhibition game against the University of Arizona. (Photo by Bret McKeand/Scottsdale Independent)

This season will mark the sixth year at the shared Spring Training facility with the Colorado Rockies on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land near Scottsdale.

The D-backs open their 19th Spring Training  March 1 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick with an exhibition game against the University of Arizona at 3:10 p.m. as part of an annual Collegiate Series.

In the first year of the collegiate series in 2015, the D-backs played Arizona State University and will continue to rotate opponents between Arizona’s three Division I NCAA baseball programs – ASU, University of Arizona and Grand Canyon University each year for the next five years.

“We are excited to kick off our 2016 Spring Training schedule against my alma mater the University of Arizona Wildcats,” said D-backs Manager Chip Hale. “It will be a great way to start our quest for a championship.”

The D-backs officially open Cactus League play on March 2 with the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields. The D-backs have 14 games against their National League West rivals with five games against the Colorado Rockies, four against the San Francisco Giants, and a pair of games versus the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The D-backs will play three evening games at Salt River Fields, including matchups on March 16 vs. Cincinnati Reds, March 21 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, and March 22 vs. Giants. The D-backs will wrap up Spring Training with a two-game set against the Kansas City Royals on April 1 and 2 at Chase Field.

Tickets for all games at Salt River Fields, including the D-backs vs. University of Arizona game, are priced from $11 to $37. General admission lawn seating that will hold 4,000 people will be $11-$15 and tickets for 7,000 reserved seats in the seating bowl range from $21 to $37.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and D-backs and Rockies season-ticket holders may purchase season-ticket plans for Spring Training games at Salt River Fields exclusively, between Dec. 16-18.

Season-ticket plans for the D-backs’ 17 home games and all 33 Spring Training games at Salt River Fields featuring the D-backs and Rockies, including the D-backs vs. University of Arizona game, will go on sale to the public beginning Dec. 18.

Individual game tickets for all 33 games at Salt River Fields will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9.

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-WINS (9467). Individual tickets for the two exhibition games at Chase Field will go on sale at a later date.

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