Cubs release spring training schedule
With work still progressing on their $99 million spring training complex in Mesa, Ariz., the Chicago Cubs announced Monday that the first game at the new Cubs Park will take place Feb. 27 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Next spring the Cubs will play 16 home games at Cubs Park, 16 Cactus League road games, a pair of games in Las Vegas and two games against the Diamondbacks at Arizona's Chase Field to close out the training camp season.
The new facility in Mesa features a city park, 15,000-seat stadium, clubhouse and practice diamonds. The city of Mesa is contributing $84 million as part of the agreement with the Cubs, who had threatened to move to Florida.
The Cubs and White Sox play twice next spring -- March 21 in Glendale and March 27 in Mesa.
Individual game tickets for the 2014 Chicago Cubs home spring training games at Cubs Park will go on sale at 11 a.m. CT on Jan. 11 at the Cubs Park ticket office, on www.cubs.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.
2014 Cubs spring training schedule
All games begin at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted. Cubs split squad games are denoted with an (ss).
Date: Opponent, site
Thursday, Feb. 27: Arizona Diamondbacks, Mesa
Friday, Feb. 28: Los Angeles Angels, Tempe
Saturday, March 1: San Francisco Giants (ss), Mesa; Arizona Diamondbacks (ss), Scottsdale (7:10 p.m.)
Sunday, March 2: Kansas City Royals, Mesa
Monday, March 3: Milwaukee Brewers, Maryvale
Tuesday, March 4: Oakland Athletics, Mesa
Wednesday, March 5: Colorado Rockies, Mesa
Thursday, March 6: Cleveland Indians, Goodyear
Friday, March 7: Cleveland Indians (ss), Mesa; Los Angeles Angels (ss), Tempe
Saturday, March 8: Cincinnati Reds, Goodyear
Sunday, March 9: Milwaukee Brewers, Mesa
Monday, March 10: San Francisco Giants, Scottsdale
Tuesday, March 11: Colorado Rockies, Mesa
Wednesday, March 12: Seattle Mariners, Peoria
Thursday, March 13: Off day
Friday, March 14: Los Angeles Dodgers, Mesa
Saturday, March 15: Kansas City Royals (ss), Surprise; New York Mets (ss), Las Vegas (Game Time TBD)
Sunday, March 16: Cleveland Indians (ss) Mesa New York Mets (ss), Las Vegas (Game Time TBD)
Monday, March 17: Los Angeles Angels (ss), Mesa; Oakland Athletics (ss), Phoenix
Tuesday, March 18: Texas Rangers, Surprise (7:05 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 19: Colorado Rockies, Scottsdale (6:40 p.m.)
Thursday, March 20: Seattle Mariners, Mesa
Friday, March 21: White Sox, Glendale
Saturday, March 22: Cincinnati Reds, Mesa
Sunday, March 23: Oakland Athletics, Phoenix
Monday, March 24: San Diego Padres, Mesa (7:05 p.m.)
Tuesday, March 25: Los Angeles Angels (ss), Mesa; San Diego Padres (ss) Peoria (7:05 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 26: Arizona Diamondbacks, Scottsdale (1:10 p.m.)
Thursday, March 27: White Sox, Mesa (12:05 p.m.)
Friday, March 28: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field (6:40 p.m.)
Saturday, March 29: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field (12:40 p.m.)