Thursday, December 03, 2009
Spring Training Dates Set
With no World Baseball Classic in 2010, the start of Spring Training moves back to a more traditional opening next season, according to a press release today from Our Washington Nationals. Pitchers and Catchers will report on February 19th, while Position Players must come to Viera, Florida Camp by February 24th. Full Camp Workouts will begin on February 26th. The First of 32 Grapefruit League games will commence with split squad games on March 4th against The Florida Marlins in Jupiter, Florida and Houston Astros in Kissimmee. The home Space Coast Stadium schedule will begin on March 6th versus The New York Mets.
With The Baltimore Orioles relocating their Spring Training Facility to the west coast of Florida and other Major League Teams moving to Arizona, the exhibition schedule is limited to just eight other Big League Teams taking on Washington this coming March, although The New York Yankees will make a stop in Viera on March 12th. The only West Coast Florida Based Team that will visit Space Coast Stadium in 2010. The Boston Red Sox will visit Nationals Park for the final exhibition game of 2010 on April 3rd. Washington will visit Boston's Ft. Myers based training ground the previous day.
Here is the complete press release from Our Washington Nationals.
NATIONALS ANNOUNCE 2010 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Schedule features home game vs. World Champion Yankees & exhibition with Red Sox at Nationals Park
The Washington Nationals today announced their 2010 Spring Training schedule, which is highlighted by a home matchup against the World Champion New York Yankees on March 12 and will conclude with an exhibition tilt against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
The Florida-based portion of the Nationals’ spring schedule is comprised of 32 Grapefruit League contests, including 15 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL. It will commence on March 4 with split-squad games against the Florida Marlins in Jupiter, FL, and Houston Astros in Kissimmee, FL. The Nationals will host the New York Mets for their spring home opener on March 6 then will square off against the Yankees on March 12 at Space Coast Stadium. Washington will play host to the Red Sox on April 3 at Nationals Park, marking the third straight season that the Nation’s Capital will host a baseball exhibition prior to Opening Day. The Nationals kicked off the 2008 and ‘09 campaigns
with exhibition contests against the Baltimore Orioles.
The team’s report/workout dates are as follows: pitchers/catchers report (February 19), position players report (February
24), first full-squad workout (February 26).
Individual-game tickets for the Nationals’ spring contests at Space Coast Stadium, excluding the March 12 home game against the Yankees, will be available beginning on January 23 at 10:00 a.m. They can be purchased at the Space Coast Stadium Box Office, online at nationals.com, or by calling 321.633.9200. Season tickets, group tickets and suites are on sale now and can be reserved by calling 321.633.9200. Purchase options for the March 12 Nationals-Yankees contest will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the Nationals-Red Sox game on April 3 at Nationals Park will be available to the public when individual- game tickets for the 2010 season go on sale in February. Fans interested in season ticket plans at Nationals Park for the 2010 home season may purchase full (82), half (42) and partial (22) packages online at nationals.com/tickets or by calling 202.675.NATS(6287) - option #1. Tickets to the exhibition game against the Red Sox are included in each plan for half price.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 2010 SPRING TRAINING TICKET PRICES
INDIVIDUAL GAME PRICE & SEASON TICKET PRICE PER GAME LISTED BELOW
$24... Batter’s Box Seats... $22
$10... Reserved Bleachers...N/A
* Price depending on group size and includes all-you-can-eat buffet, must be purchased 48 hours prior to game, based on availability
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 2010 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
DATE DAY OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
March 4 Thursday Florida Marlins (SS) Jupiter, FL 1:10 PM
Houston Astros (SS) Kissimmee, FL 1:05 pm
March 5 Friday Atlanta Braves Orlando, FL TBD
MARCH 6 SATURDAY NEW YORK METS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 7 Sunday New York Mets Port St. Lucie, FL 1:10 pm
MARCH 8 MONDAY FLORIDA MARLINS (SS) VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
MARCH 9 TUESDAY DETROIT TIGERS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 10 Wednesday St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, FL TBD
MARCH 11 THURSDAY HOUSTON ASTROS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
MARCH 12 FRIDAY NEW YORK YANKEES VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 13 Saturday Houston Astros (SS) Kissimmee, FL TBD
MARCH 14 SUNDAY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
MARCH 15 MONDAY ATLANTA BRAVES VIERA, FL 7:05 PM
MARCH 16 TUESDAY FLORIDA MARLINS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, FL TBD
March 17 Wednesday Houston Astros Kissimmee, FL TBD
March 18 Thursday * * * Off Day * * *
MARCH 19 FRIDAY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (SS) VIERA, FL 7:05 PM
MARCH 20 SATURDAY FLORIDA MARLINS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 21 Sunday Florida Marlins Jupiter, FL 1:10 pm
MARCH 22 MONDAY NEW YORK METS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 23 Tuesday Detroit Tigers Lakeland, FL 6:05 pm
March 24 Wednesday New York Yankees Tampa, FL TBD
MARCH 25 THURSDAY DETROIT TIGERS (SS) VIERA, FL 7:05 PM
MARCH 26 FRIDAY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 27 Saturday Atlanta Braves Orlando, FL TBD
New York Mets Port St. Lucie, FL 1:10 pm
MARCH 28 SUNDAY ATLANTA BRAVES VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
MARCH 29 MONDAY NEW YORK METS (SS) VIERA, FL 1:05 PM
March 30 Tuesday Florida Marlins Jupiter, FL 1:10 pm
March 31 Wednesday St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter, FL TBD
April 1 Thursday New York Mets Port St. Lucie, FL 12:10 pm
April 2 Friday Boston Red Sox Ft. Myers, FL TBD
APRIL 3 SATURDAY BOSTON RED SOX WASHINGTON, DC * 4:05 PM
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