D-BACKS ANNOUNCE 36-GAME 2009 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
D-backs Will Also Face Mexican WBC Team
(PHOENIX) The Arizona Diamondbacks kicks-off their 2009 Spring Training schedule when they travel across town to play the division rival Colorado Rockies for a 1:05 p.m. contest at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson on Feb. 25 followed by the team’s home opener at Tucson Electric Park two days later against the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 p.m. on Feb. 27. The games are part of a 36-game Cactus League schedule.
The D-backs’ 12th Spring Training season features 19 home games at Tucson Electric Park, two additional “away” games in Tucson and 15 games in the Phoenix-metro area, including two exhibition games to conclude the Cactus League schedule at Chase Field on April 3 and 4 against the White Sox. Arizona will face each Cactus League team at least once at Tucson Electric Park, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians, who are both new to the Cactus League in 2009.
The D-backs will also play exhibition games against Mexico’s World Baseball Classic team on March 4 and 6 at Tucson Electric Park prior to the start of the international baseball tournament that begins on March 8 in Mexico City.
Ticket prices for non-premier games at Tucson Electric Park are: Field Level Infield and Covered Mezzanine $16; Field Level Grandstand $13; Lower Bleachers $9; Upper Bleachers $6; Lawn seats $6. Tickets for premier games are: Field Level Infield $19; Covered Mezzanine $16; Field Level Grandstand $16; Lower Bleachers $9; Upper Bleachers $7; Lawn seats $5.
The D-backs are also offering an all-inclusive ticket option for groups again in 2009. Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets for $25 each to the Party Deck located on the right field concourse. The Party Deck includes all-you-can-eat ballpark food while mingling with friends under a covered patio. Beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase from a private bar.
Fans can purchase tickets for all 2009 spring training home games in person at Tucson Electric Park beginning at 9 a.m. (MST) on Jan. 24. Tickets can also be purchased at dbacks.com or by calling the D-backs ticket office at 866.672.1343 beginning at 11 a.m. (MST) on Jan. 24. Fans wishing to purchase season tickets to all D-backs spring training games at Tucson Electric Park can call 520.434.1367 prior to the on-sale date. Fans interested in group pricing, including the Party Deck, can call a sales representative at 520.434.1320 prior to the on-sale date.
Tickets for the exhibition games at Chase Field, which benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation’s “Diamonds Back” field building program, will go on sale with the remainder of the team’s 81 regular-season home games on March 7.
2009 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Day Date Type Opponents Site Time
Wednesday February 25 Colorado Rockies Hi Corbett 1:05 p.m.
Thursday February 26 Cleveland Indians Goodyear 1:05 p.m.
Friday February 27 Non-Premier Chicago White Sox TEP 1:05 p.m.
Saturday February 28 Premier Texas Rangers TEP 1:05 p.m.
Sunday March 1 Premier Oakland Athletics TEP 1:05 p.m.
Monday March 2 Chicago Cubs Mesa 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday March 3 San Francisco Giants Scottsdale 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday March 4 Premier Mexico (WBC) TEP 5:05 p.m.
Thursday March 5 Off Day
Friday March 6 Non-Premier Mexico (WBC) TEP TBA
Saturday March 7 Premier Los Angeles Angels TEP 1:05 p.m.
Sunday March 8 Seattle Mariners Peoria 1:05 p.m.
Monday March 9 Non-Premier San Diego Padres TEP 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday March 10 Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday March 11 Off Day
Thursday March 12 Oakland Athletics Phoenix 1:05 p.m.
Friday March 13 Non-Premier Seattle Mariners TEP 1:05 p.m.
Saturday March 14 Kansas City Royals Surprise 1:05 p.m.
Sunday March 15 Premier Chicago Cubs TEP 1:05 p.m.
Monday March 16 Non-Premier Colorado Rockies TEP 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday March 17 Oakland Athletics Phoenix 1:05 p.m.
Non-Premier Chicago White Sox (ss) TEP 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday March 18 Non-Premier Milwaukee Brewers TEP 1:05 p.m.
Thursday March 19 Off Day
Friday March 20 Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:05 p.m.
Saturday March 21 Premier Kansas City Royals TEP 1:05 p.m.
Sunday March 22 San Diego Padres Peoria 1:05 p.m.
Monday March 23 Off Day
Tuesday March 24 Non-Premier San Francisco Giants TEP 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday March 25 Texas Rangers Surprise 6:05 p.m.
Thursday March 26 Chicago White Sox Glendale 1:05 p.m.
Friday March 27 Premier Los Angeles Angels TEP 1:05 p.m.
Saturday March 28 Premier Cleveland Indians TEP 1:05 p.m.
Sunday March 29 Premier Chicago White Sox TEP 1:05 p.m.
Monday March 30 Colorado Rockies Hi Corbett 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday March 31 Premier Los Angeles Dodgers TEP 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday April 1 Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale 1:05 p.m.
Thursday April 2 Non-Premier Colorado Rockies TEP 12:05 p.m.
Friday April 3 Chicago White Sox Chase Field 6:40 p.m.
Saturday April 4 Chicago White Sox Chase Field 1:10 p.m.
TEP Tucson Electric Park
All times local to Arizona
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